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Tag Archive for ‘Poetry’

Logos

To life we are called, abundance our destiny, yet often in inner poverty trapped, rigid stances, Thanatos’s grip strong, it’s chains wrapping the soul in a cold embrace, freezing out hope and the warmth it gives, the tree of life dormant within. Wintery grey taken for the whole of reality, with only nothingness expected, yet […]

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Truth

Whatever comes into my mind is not true. I accept that reality, however, below rationality the opposite is shown to be the truth in this matter, there is a region that is really in control, the emotional, feelings, that make objective thought difficult, perhaps impossible, who after all is objective? It is a struggle to […]

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What is it called

A weapon once made must be baptized in blood, human, or perhaps animal, it matters not for weapons are made for killing, both for protection and for sport, humans being hunted is a form of entertainment for many, our news presents it to us every night, with beautiful men and women giving us the scoop, […]

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Interview with Brother Paul Quenon OSCO

JUDY VALENTE, correspondent: The lumber shed at the Abbey of Gethsemani in northern Kentucky. It’s late February. Each night at 8:00 Brother Paul Quenon walks to the shed, as he has every night for 20 years. He goes around back, where he finds his mattress. This is where he will sleep—outdoors, no matter the weather. […]

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The Rosary

Not on the lute, nor harp of many strings Shall all men praise the Master of all song. Our life is brief, one saith, and art is long; And skilled must be the laureates of kings. Silent, O lips that utter foolish things! Rest, awkward fingers striking all notes wrong! How from your toil shall […]

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The “Hound of Heaven” and You

The following was offered by Greg Herrick Th.M., Ph.D. on www.bible.org Jesus is truly the ever-present, all-seeing “Hound of Heaven.” He can track us down wherever we’re hiding! And once on the trail, he sets his heart with relentless zeal and undivided focus to the pursuit-a zeal that originally led him directly to the ignominy […]

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“The Hound of Heaven” and a Young Russian Agnostic

Dr. Greg Herrick offers the following story on Bible.org and is reproduced here. Andrea Wolfe, on staff with the CoMission office in Raleigh, North Carolina tells the following story: In the 1930’s Stalin ordered a purge of all Bibles and all believers. In Stavropol, Russia, this order was carried out with vengeance. Thousands of Bibles […]

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Hound of Heaven: Part 1

One of the most loved and possibly one of the more difficult Christian poems to read and appreciate, The Hound of Heaven has been loved for over a century. It is not, however, a poem that most people cannot read without some background. It is being published to the web site for your appreciation and […]

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