The Seven Words of Highest Grace from Our Saviour on the Cross (2 of 7)

The Second:

“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43)

I who am the Truth, the Way, the Life
that lead to paradise, I tell you with all grace:
though now you see us both hang here,
today, together with me, you will soar.
He who is Life can offer life.
Now you sense no power in me, divine or human,
yet, worm-like, I gain heavenly splendour.
My deepest lowliness lifts heavenward.

One who would be God's child and my true servant
must not just love my cross but also bear it,
and through the torrents enter heaven.
I delight in those, like you on the cross,
who trust me despite appearances.
To save you, I let myself be stricken.

Click here to read this sonnet in the original German. 
(Note: the document linked here contains the entire series of  7 sonnets.)

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