Book Meme Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
The nearest book is actually the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is still sitting on my desk from my post about my conversion to Christianity as told through the books I read (though the version here is different than the one than shown in the post). So here are the three sentences after the fifth sentence on page 123:
Jesus accepted his rightful title of Messiah, though with some reserve because it was understood by some of his contemporaries in too human a sense, as essentially political.
Jesus accepted Peter’s profession of faith, which acknowledged him to be the Messiah, by announcing the imminent Passion of the Son of Man. He unveiled the authentic content of his messianic kingship both in the transcendent identity of the Son of Man “who came down from heaven”, and in his redemptive mission as the suffering Servant: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I tag Cynical Christian (though for some reason I feel like he probably doesn’t do memes), Pipsylou (Finding Wonder in the Mundane), Red Neck Woman (Postscripts), Taylor Marshall (Canterbury Tales) and Ouiz (Chez Ouiz).
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