“while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:11 RSV)
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:26 RSV)
“we herald your death, O Lord, and your holy resurrection, we place our trust in your ascension, and your 2nd coming.” (Ge’ez Rite Liturgy)
“The Scripture is very clear. If you want to find yourself, lose yourself, you want to fulfill yourself, empty yourself, you want to be great, be the least, you want to be 1st, be the last, you want to be rich, become poor, you want to be wise, become a fool, if you want to rule, become a servant.” (Father Thomas Hopko)
And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” (Mark 10:37 RSV) Jacob and John knew not what they were asking for…
She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” (Matthew 15:27 RSV) May God grant us this much trust in His grace.