Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Look by Elizabeth Barrett Browning   The Savior looked on Peter. Ay, no word, No gesture of reproach; the Heavens serene Though heavy with armed justice, did not lean Their thunders that way: the forsaken Lord Looked only, on the traitor. Non record What that look was, none guess; for those who have seen … [Read more…]

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PALM SUNDAY IN STAINED GLASS The window beatified the strange king. Unique fragments, conjoined, of colored glass transformed eye-blinding sun to comprehensible dazzle. Greenest branches, blue forget-me-nots and yellow buttercups paved the passage of the quiet young man and everlasting blue, the sky, was his crown. We know the long hope and the prophecy which is now, … [Read more…]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Israel has a rich and embarrassing memory of the wilderness, about how Israel conducted itself in a time of danger and deficit.  The theme of wilderness is an appropriate one for Lent, for Lent is about being in thin places without resources and being driven back to the elemental reality of God, the reliability of … [Read more…]

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Donkey, by GK Chesterton When fishes flew and forests walked, And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood, Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry, And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody Of all four-footed things. The tattered outlaw of the earth, Of ancient, … [Read more…]

Friday, April 7, 2017

Philosophers have measured mountains, Fathom’d the depths of seas, of states, and kings, Walk’d with a staff to heaven, and traced fountains But there are two vast, spacious things, The which to measure it doth more behove: Yet few there are that sound them; Sin and Love. Who would know Sin, let him repair Unto … [Read more…]