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Jesus Predicts His Death
Matthew 16.21-28

When Lewis Carroll had become famous through his story Alice in Wonderland, he decided to follow it up with a second book in which both he and his readers would need to learn how to think inside out. In Alice through the Looking Glass he created a mirror-image world. In order to get somewhere in that world, you discover it’s no good trying to walk towards it; you’ll look up presently and find you’re further away than ever. In order to get there, you must set off in what seems the opposite direction. It takes a sustained mental effort to imagine all the ordinary activities of life working as in a mirror. If you’ve ever tried to cut your own hair, or trim your own beard, while looking in a mirror, you will know how difficult it is...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright
Publisher: SPCK - view more
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