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Thursday, November 03, 2011

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Frank Gibbons

…but He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses… for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12: 9 - 10

Song of the Scaffold is a beautiful account of how God can work through our weaknesses so that we can give Him glory. In our weakness the Lord makes us “perfect”. It is also a cautionary tale against the spiritual pride that can ambush the best among us when we forget our utter lowliness apart from Him.

Gertrud Von Le Fort no doubt saw the seeds of the horror of the French Revolution being sown in her native Germany when she wrote Die Letzte am Schafott in 1931. But the lessons of her tale span time and geography and are very relevant to all of us today. The Song of the Scaffold is aptly translated by Olga Marx and resonates well in English. The prose is fluent and the plot is suspenseful. I strongly recommend this important work of spirituality to everyone.

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