Victory Through Suffering: (Isaiah 52:13-53:12)

Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016

I went to a high school founded in 1600 by Archbishop of Canterbury John Whitgift,forty years after Thomas Cranmer had been executed at the stake for his Protestant beliefs by Queen Mary. It is perhaps not surprising that Whitgift chose as the motto for his new school Vincit Qui Patitur, “He Who Suffers, Conquers.” His generation knew all about the kind of victory that can be won only through suffering. This concept is very different from the models of victory we’ve become accustomed to. For us, victory generally means standing tall and strong, fighting ...

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