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.
Peter’s Denial by Rembrandt van Rijn
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!
Out of the Depths
I cry to you Out of the depths; I shall praise you ‘Til my last breath.
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A French woman who lived in the Bataclan building says the attack completely changed her political views and is now warning about the “Islamization” of France.
Starting a War
Many a man who starts a war
Believes that he will win,
But he may find that he’s ignored
His limitations, a sin.
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.
The Quest for Certainty, 1929
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
“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 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.