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Death’s Duel

And would Christ not spare himself? He would not: love is strong as death; stronger, it drew in death, that naturally is not welcome. If it be possible, says Christ, let this cup pass, when his love, expressed in a former decree with his Father, had made it impossible. Many waters quench not love. Christ tried many: he was baptised out of his love, and his love determined not there; he mingled blood with water in his agony, and that…
John Donne
February 1, 2010