This year we are following the gallant sacrifices which many are making to stem the coronavirus, an enemy to our physical health. Holy Week recalls to us that an earlier and greater sacrifice for our eternal life (John 3:16).
Continuing the verse-by-verse exposition of George Herbert’s sonnet “Prayer” assisted by Dennis Lennon, Turning the Diamond: Exploring George Herbert’s Images of Prayer.
The land of spices; something understood.
Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul's blood,
The Milky Way, the bird of Paradise,
Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,
Exalted manna, gladness of the best,
The second week of meditations on George Herbert's gem of a poem on Prayer.
Note: the following five meditations on George Herbert’s sonnet “Prayer” were posted serially from March 16-20. I have now compiled then in one edition for “Week 1.” The meditations will continue daily during the second week of March 22-28, followed …
While the Church of Uganda remembers its debt to its founders and stands firm, Canterbury plays politics with the inheritance of the saints.