Nourish the Soil

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none…(Luke 13:6) If year after year I too am fruitless, it is not for want of grace, for want of a vine dresser to plead my plaintive case. No, fruitlessnessContinue reading “Nourish the Soil”

Poetic Translations: The King and the Maiden

One of the great mysteries and wonders that we can be reflecting on this Advent season is the Incarnation: the mystery that the God of the universe would become a human, even a defenceless baby. To explore this mystery, Søren Kierkegaard tells the story of a king who loves a poor and humble girl andContinue reading “Poetic Translations: The King and the Maiden”

Lent 18: Saturday of Second Week

So the kingdom comes in mustard-seed smallness   microscopic yeast invading our flatness prehistoric treasure hid in fallow ground        trees unfolding out from roots too deep to see imperceptible life defying noisy death        the now-and-not-yetness of ever-active grace.