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Good Friday

Christ abyssWe remember the life of Jesus, peace and blessing be upon him, and share some wisdom of the prophet from Mevlana:

A sober-minded man said to Jesus,
“What in this existence is the hardest to bear?”
“O dear soul,” he replied, “the hardest is God’s anger,
from which Hell is trembling as we are.”
“And what is the protection against God’s anger?”
Said Jesus, “To abandon your own anger at once.”

[Mathnawi IV, 113-115, Jewels of Remembrance, tr. by Camille and Kabir Helminski]

Image: Christ of the Abyss

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