"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)
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.
“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",
"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."