St. John Henry Newman (1801–1890), Meditations on Christian Doctrine, 307: “A hand was lifted up against the Face of Christ. Whose hand was that? My conscience tells me: "thou art the man." . . . . …More
St. John Henry Newman (1801–1890), Meditations on Christian Doctrine, 307: “A hand was lifted up against the Face of Christ. Whose hand was that? My conscience tells me: "thou art the man." . . . . When thou didst sin wilfully, then thou hast done so. He is beyond pain now: still thou hast struck Him, and had it been in the days of His flesh, He would have felt pain. Turn back in memory, and recollect the time, the day, the hour, when by wilful mortal sin, by scoffing at sacred things, or by profaneness, or by dark hatred of this thy Brother, or by acts of impurity, or by deliberate rejection of God's voice, or in any other devilish way known to thee, thou hast struck The All-holy One.”