Not that the widespread wings of wrong brood o'er a moaning earth, Not from the clinging curse of gold, the random lot of birth; Not from the misery of the weak, the madness of the strong, Goes upward from our lips the cry, "How long, oh Lord, how long?" Not only from the huts of … Continue reading ADVENIAT REGNUM TUUM
I have been so busy lately, and you could say laden with many burdens. It's not that it's been terrible, just a lot of things, on several fronts at the same time. And it's not that I mind the work, or figuring out the answers to the challenges life has sent my way. That's what … Continue reading A Quiet Thought
I have come back to read The Pilgrim's Regress again, and my sense of wonder is refreshed once more at CS Lewis's depth of insight in this book. There are so many important and beautiful pieces - that is, pieces that are good, and true; and so, at the crest, crowned for me with the … Continue reading Images, Forms, Haunting, and Burning
5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. 7 … Continue reading On Walking in the Light
Over the last couple of years, as I transition from “winter” to a Valentine’s Day theme, I have been impressed with the idea of Valentine’s Day, and how a day for celebrating love comes to us after Christmas, and during the cold of winter. Before anything looks beautiful, or has blossomed...
Up across windy wastes and up Went Alfred over the shaws, Shaken of the joy of giants, The joy without a cause. In the slopes away to the western bays, Where blows not ever a tree, He washed his soul in the west wind And his body in the sea. And he set to rhyme … Continue reading An Everlasting Laugh