Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Complaint of Christ

Icon of Christ "Extreme Humility" and Panagia (Icon courtesy of www.eikonografos.com used with permission)


Τὸ Παράπονο τοῦ ΧριστοῦΜὲ ὀνομάζετε Κύριον ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Ὑπακούετε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Φῶς, ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Βλέπετε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Ὁδὸν ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Ἀκολουθεῖτε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Ζωὴν ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Ἐπιθυμεῖτε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Σοφία, ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Συμβουλεύεσθε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Ἀλήθεια, ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Πιστεύετε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Παντοδύναμον, ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Ἐμπιστεύεσθε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Δίκαιο, ἀλλὰ δὲν μὲ Φοβεῖσθε.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Πατέρα, ἀλλὰ δὲν γίνεσθε Παιδιά μου.
Μὲ ὀνομάζετε Σωτῆρα ἀλλὰ δὲν θέλετε τὴν Σωτηρία Σας
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The Complaint of Christ
(author unknown)
You call me Lord, but don't Obey me.
You call me Light, but you don't See me.
You call me Way, but you don't Follow me.
You call me Life, but you don't Desire me.
You call me Wisdom, but you don't Agree with me.
You call me Truth, but you don't Believe me.
You call me All-powerful, but you don't Trust in me.
You call me Just, but you don't Fear me [or Respect me].
You call me Father, but you don't become my Children.
You call me Savior, but you don't want Your Salvation.

(taken from: http://www.phys.uoa.gr/~nektar/orthodoxy/prayers/proseyxai.htm)

1 comment:

Meldelen said...

Simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing this beautiful icon and this touching Complaint...