— Whenever and wherever I've seen Christ, He always looks so sad. I've never seen Him smiling. Why is that?
— I'll tell you. He is unhappy because... His children, the people of the world are sad.
— Does my sadness make Him feel sad?
— Of course. Because He loves you.
— I won't be sad. I'll make Him laugh.
They stripped him of his canvas clothes,
And gave him to the flies;
They mocked the swollen purple throat
And the stark and staring eyes:
And with laughter loud they heaped the shroud
In which their convict lies.
The Chaplain would not kneel to pray
By his dishonored grave:
Nor mark it with that blessed Cross
That Christ for sinners gave,
Because the man was one of those
Whom Christ came down to save.
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.