Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Matthew 2:17-18) Rachel weeps; the Spirit keeps vigil with the ones who mourn. One child lives, though many die; thatContinue reading “Christmas 4: Holy Innocents”
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! (Psalm 148:3) Though He is lowly, they recognise Him, For He commanded and they were made. As they burn, they can still hear the hymn He sung to create them at the Father’s side. One is elected to proclaim, yet choirs Sing to heraldContinue reading “20 Contemplations #8: The Heights”
Some wise men follow, some betray; some see the star, some walk astray. Some kings will bow, some kings will kill; some men will starve, some have their fill. Some hearts will turn to rock; some stones will call in praise before His throne. Our folly becomes wise in Him; bow down, world’s wise men;Continue reading “Easter Wednesday”
A reed blows in the wilderness; it flies and flaps about vacuously. The lame walk, the blind see: Are you the one we are waiting for? John languishes, Herod steams; The noon is long and dry. The Son of Man still will not mourn; He belongs to another day.