Perfect Love (Poem)
O Love, You grant me and my wife / To be a picture of Your grace, / To live the sacrificial life, / Until we reach that place / Of marriage feasting up above / And live with You, our Perfect Love.
A Discussion on John Donne’s La Corona, part seven, Ascension
I encourage all of you to not only read this poem, but to learn it by heart. Its imagery is not only beautiful, but it accurately and poignantly teaches us how important and necessary Christ’s ascension was for us.
Lord, bring me back to ground and grant to me / Humility.
Ascension Day (Poem)
“Rejoice,” said one, “that blossom’s time has ceased, / For only then the fruit, and harvest-feast.”
Commentary on Rudyard Kipling’s “If—”
The indifference to circumstance, the stress on self-reliance and endurance, and the utter belief that no one but you can hurt your virtue—all these fall squarely into classic Hellenistic philosophy.
Aeterna Pax Iesu (Poem)
The Lord His saints will ever bless, / As He has always done, and make me know / And with the cloud of witnesses confess, / “Aeternam pacem Iesu habeo!”
Cantate Domino (Poem)
Christ made the dirge of death to fail. / No more shall wail / The choristry / Of saints, for we shall be / The fugal echoes of our Lord.
Commentary on George Herbert’s “Holy Baptism (1)”
What ever future sinnes should me miscall, / Your first acquaintance might discredit all.
O Christ, My God, Receive My Praises (Hymn)
All that in this sad world has chained me / Is Yours to cast into the sea; / The pardon that Your blood has gained me / From Pharaoh’s bondage sets me free
Longing for Family
I know Your beauty’s day, Lord, soon will come;Until then, bring my family safely home.