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Though a man of sorrow, He was even on earth anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows.  Does this seem strange?… Shall we wonder that there was divine gladness in the heart of Him who came into this world not by constraint but willingly, not with a burning sense of wrong but with a grateful sense of high privilege, and that He had a blessed consciousness of fellowship with His Father who sent Him, during the whole of His pilgrimage through this vale of tears?

Though a man of sorrow, He was even on earth anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows. Does this seem strange?... Shall we wonder that there was divine gladness in the heart of Him who came into this world not by constraint but willingly, not with a burning sense of wrong but with a grateful sense of high privilege, and that He had a blessed consciousness of fellowship with His Father who sent Him, during the whole of His pilgrimage through this vale of tears?

Reference:   The Humiliation of Christ, 1905, p. 334.