Fourth Candle: Advent is Trusting

See clockwise how the candle-steps arise, New wick ablaze as old wicks stand beside. Some rise in hope with freshness in their eyes, Some simply stand; His Nonetheless abides In hearts that quicken, hearts of smouldering wick. Though Zion is not tall, though nations scoff, The small, the humble, now are tall. Come quick! TheContinue reading “Fourth Candle: Advent is Trusting”

Too Much Light 5: Prepare Your Knees

The climb – up hills, up bridges, up avenues – may smart on feeble knees,      yet walk. This is not a path for driving. There are no lanes free and your mind will not process the path from inside a car. Static and traffic-bound, you will not see the guiding star and will notContinue reading “Too Much Light 5: Prepare Your Knees”

Catechism 22

Why must the Redeemer be truly human? That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses. (New City Catechism) Mystery, this: the perfect life lived, Law satisfied,    and yet my death visited onContinue reading “Catechism 22”

Theology Part 4: Psalm

God, my love is vapour,             my heart’s dust. I pass and fade like dew,                        like day;             I tremble like the dawn. God, my all is empty,             I have no grace to give my neighbour or                         give You.             SoContinue reading “Theology Part 4: Psalm”