Daily Archives: February 26, 2013

A Poem to begin the Day–Tom Healy's Base Camp

How much oxygen
to ask a question,
to rattle a crack-lipped
a one-word lie?

Other animals exist
in an endless present””
ice and light,
speed or crawl, waves
of whatever is this and now.

Of course there’s us””
the only breathing bodies
free enough not
to show up to ourselves,…

Read it all and read the very interesting circumstances that led to the writing of this poem.

Posted in * Culture-Watch, Poetry & Literature

A Prayer to Begin the Day

O Blessed Saviour, who art full of mercy and compassion, and wilt not cast out any that come to thee: Help us, we beseech thee, who are grievously vexed with the burden of our sins; and so increase in us the power of thy Holy Spirit that we may prevail against the enemy of our souls; for thy name’s sake.

–Henry Alford

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Church Year / Liturgical Seasons, Lent, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Scripture Readings

Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead thou me to the rock that is higher than I; for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in thy tent for ever! Oh to be safe under the shelter of thy wings!

–Psalm 61:1-4

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture