Gather dust. Run, speedy feet,                                     and kick up dust. Kick up, gather: dust we are. O dust, return.  Be turned. Gather, sheep. Be gathered, sheep;                                     make ready feet. Unglamorous and matted, poor: gather all. All dusty sheep, return. Gather us. You gather dust,                                     reviving us, and send us out, in cloud ofContinue reading “Diakonos”

Catechism 32

What do justification and sanctification mean? Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us. (New City Catechism)   First, declared –             altogether                      Continue reading “Catechism 32”

Colossians 1

Qualified by grace to share in the light And the kingdom which shines like His chrysolite face, I enter the throne-room, a beggar, no right, While the one spotless lamb hangs in my bleeding place. Unsettled by striving, cast out of the race (Failing to run and nose-diving my flight), I hold the gold laurel,Continue reading “Colossians 1”