Thursday, 28 July 2016

How Jesus differs from Prince Harry

Prince Harry recently confessed that he should have spoken more openly about his mother (Princess Diana's) death. During an interview with the BBC he said:
"It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it, it is not a weakness.
In other words, to talk about one's struggles and to be 'honest' about one's hurts is not something weak and lame but rather strong and brave. Part of Prince Harry's plea was - I think - to commend a more emoting society (among the British) rather than the aloof and distant feeling that sometimes typifies UK society (best captured I think by the phrase stiff upper lip)

Bottom line is that Prince Harry was saying it's okay/should be acceptable to 'let it all out' - to share one's sadnesses openly. Not so fast says Jesus Christ! Whilst reflecting on the immense pre-crucifixion suffering Jesus underwent, Prophet Isaiah reveals how little emoting, Jesus did:
"He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before his shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth." (Isaiah 53 verse 7)
So me thinks that [perhaps] keeping your trap shut is the better/more Christ-like option?

No comments:

Post a Comment