Clergy, crusified within the body of Christ - a challenge to pastoral care

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dc.contributor.author Steyn, T. H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-08-19T01:29:52Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-14T19:21:03Z
dc.date.available 2005-08-19T01:29:52Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-03-14T19:21:03Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-19T01:29:52Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/50 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/50
dc.description M.A. Thesis / University of Pretoria / Department of Practical Theology / Advised by Prof M Masango en_US
dc.description.abstract A tree is known by its fruit (Matthew 7:16), and a person’s priorities are known by reading his diary! We try so hard to be something we are not and often we succeed, … but it is only for a short moment, or maybe two… The words you and I speak become a mirror, reflecting our heart’s content to whoever wants to listen. James asks this question; “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?” (James 3:11 - NIV) How then, is it possible to speak peace and war from the same tongue? How could I bless and curse, all in one breath? How could I declare my love for my Lord, yet crucify him from the same heart? How could I love my neighbour with bloodstained hands? How could we declare victory in the cross at Calvary, where our Saviour died? How could we claim to be victorious in Jesus, saying that we will reign with him forever, (Rev 22: 5) and yet, as Christians, we are crucified over and over again? This is the true mystery in Christ; there is victory in defeat, there is strength in weakness, there is life after death. en_US
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dc.subject Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en_US
dc.subject Clergy -- Religious life en_US
dc.title Clergy, crusified within the body of Christ - a challenge to pastoral care en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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