A worldview is a set of claims that purport to be based on ultimate reality.

“The consecration of that life” Bert Elliot

Posted by ssbg on February 5, 2006

When their mother asked Jesus for her sons to be seated at his side, Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking… Can you drink the cup I am about to drink?”

I like to think of my brother Jim as having drunk that cup at an early age, like James. James was decapitated as one of the first martyrs. Jim wrote in his journal shortly before his death, “In Thee lives the spirit of the great short-lived One. Art thou sufficient for this, oh my soul?”

I think that it’s not the length of one’s life; it’s the consecration of that life. You can drink that cup by dying, like my brother, at an early age, or you can drink that cup day by day, year by year, as I have done.

Bert Elliot, Jim Elliot’s brother
(Bert & Colleen Elliot have been missionaries in Peru for the past 56 years.)


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