Sonnet 100 (Peter)

Sorrow and joy were mixed at suppertime:
He washed my feet but said that I’d betray
Him. “Never,” I said, “that would be a crime.”
We’d been together from the start, the day

He called me from the nets. “You will, three times,
Before the cock crows,” he went on. “Come pray
Inside Gethsemane with me.” Now I’m
A zealous man, but God formed me from clay.

He had to wake me when the torch lights came.
I drew my sword, slashed off an ear, he healed
It, soldiers took him. Down the trail I crept

To fireside warmth. Three times they asked–no game–
And I denied three times. Long gone, that meal.
The cock crew. I went out and wept and wept.

~Day Williams

Peter’s Denial by Rembrandt van Rijn

“Sonnet 98 (Barabbas)” by Day Williams

Sonnet 98 (Barabbas)

I can’t believe they set me free. That man,

So peaceful, self-assured, prepared to die–

Even Pontius Pilate, who’s no fan

Of Jews, said he had done no wrong. I’ll fly

Down this road fast as this gray donkey can

Trot, far from crosses silhouetted high

On Calvary, the symbols of the plans

By Rome to rule by fear. I want to cry

When my own countrymen, my fellow Jews,

Meekly obey the goons and clowns from Rome

Who wield the swords and shields. I have a chance

Again to stir rebellion, as I choose.

How foolish was that Jesus to come home,

Claiming he was a prophet. Such romance!

~Day Williams

June 13: Scientists

June 13

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The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

~William Lawrence Bragg



Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929


Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.

~Jean Rostand

INVASION! Rep. Jody Hice Says Border Crisis is ‘Chilling to the Bone’

“It is a crisis of indescribable proportions and it is absolutely chilling to the bone to see it in person,” Hice said, noting that a whopping 36 tons of marijuana cross that section of the border every week (not to mention the tons of cocaine and heroin that are also trafficked weekly).

Since December more than 200,000 illegal aliens claiming to be family members have been released into the United States. It’s absolutely outrageous.

The crisis at the border has left the men and women of the US Border Patrol “overwhelmed” and “not prepared” for the sheer quantity of the migrants coming to the border seeking to gain entry into the United States, the congressman said.

The Rock

The Rock

The Rock is Jesus Christ, my love,
He came and gave His life for you.
Descending from His throne above,
In human hurting flesh He grew

In wisdom and maturity
And ministered to men with grace.
He came not to condemn, but through Him
To save the entire human race.

I know that my Redeemer lives:
He stays the same, He won’t be moved.
To him forever my praise I give
Every morning are his mercies new

He shepherds me and meets my needs
He runs to find me when I’m lost
What lavish love, that He would bleed
For me and pay that precious cost.

~Day Williams