Though I am not as wise as Solomon,
when I think of a certain Friar John
whose abbey was made most Gargantuan,
I see a misreading of Immanuel Kant.
A church born from a babe in Bethlehem
is now most like the Abbey of Thélème
for it has cast off its royal diadem
to follow the mantra, “Do What You Want.”
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I once heard that if you want to have revival, draw a circle around yourself and have revival in that circle.
Yet what good is the revival if the circle does not expand? And can one really have revival alone?
Perhaps a rephrasing is necessary.
If you want to have revival, join a circle of God’s people and have revival in that circle.
Photos of the day between the cross and the empty tomb.
With Mom and Dad at Crest Hill Community Church
In this city scape
where we sow
the seeds of faith
some of us are
little hard white
compacted by years
to be softened by
living water and
spread with wisdom
for too much will
the fledgling plants
others are the
loam that knows the
memory of another
the reception of
out of which comes
we are prepared
I observed, “The candle in the narthex is leaning.”
I replied, “Better a crooked candle than one that is not lit.”
I said, “The squirrel sits on the apex of the roof and speaks loudly to the world.”
I replied, “He is not silent.”
I said, “I smiled so much in church this morning that my jaws ached.”
I replied, “And your whole body? Did it ache too?”
Journal Entry Sept. 20, 1997
Three things I notice as I sit down before the candle;
The church is cold.
These faces glowing in the darkness have joined the silence without me.
An empty chair has been placed within the circle by them for me.
is not a gated
is where we