Thursday, 28 March 2013

For all Goodness, on a Friday

"The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it."
(Augustus William Hare)

"Another time
Jesus smeared God like mud 
on the eyes of a man born blind 
and pushed him toward the pool of Siloam. 
The blind man splashed his eyes 
and stared into the rippling reflection 
of the face he had only felt. 
First he did a handstand, then a cartwheel, 
and rounded off his joy 
with a series of somersaults. 
He ran to his neighbors, 
singing the news. 
They said: 
“You look like the blind beggar 
but we cannot be sure.” 
The trouble was never
that he was blind 
and could not work out 
but that they could see 
and did not look in." 
(From "The Son Who Must Die", John Shea)

"Hence is't, that I am carried towards the west, 
This day, when my soul's form bends to the East. 
There I should see a Sun by rising set, 
And by that setting endless day beget." 
(From "Good Friday, 1613, Riding Westward", 
John Donne)

"It is accomplished." 
(Gospel of St John, 19:30)

"Were You There?" Johnny Cash & The Carter Family

"What is now proved was once only imagined."
(William Blake)


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    1. I hope you had a peaceful time with your family Victor. God bless.