Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A Reintroduction and an Apology

I have not gone away -- although I did go away to Mexico for a week. It was a fabulous week, but I won't go into details here, lest some of the brothers and/or sisters be tempted to the sin of envy.

Before I left and after I returned, I was/am sick -- some sort of sinusitis and/or inner-ear issue, I guess. So I have not been able to think very clearly. I have had the good sense not to try to raise any issues during my period of distraction and dibilitation.

I am on the mend, and I intend to post again soon. I have missed the interchange! So I am personally motivated to try to evoke some more wisdom from y'all.

For today, however, I offer only this, which I think is great plenty for us to ponder. I have copped it from the Bruderhof's "Daily Dig." Ponder and enjoy!

To Jesus in the Spring

Jane Tyson Clement

Oh, break the chrysalis of doubt!
Plough up the clods of thick despair
And split the buds of ignorance,
And cleanse the winter-heavy air.

Create a tumult in our hearts!
Drive us to seek what we have lost,
Until the flame of faith again
Has seared us with Thy Pentecost.


Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back, brother.

Daniel S. said...

Whew. Thought something bad had happened or you were off to Rome doing some reconsidering over these last few weeks. Hope you get better soon and find yourself able to write down what no doubt has been building up in your brain over this extended absence.