Archive | November, 2012

The Waste Land: Five Limericks

I’m working on the next entry in my Waste Land series; but I keep getting sidetracked. In the meantime, this is really quite delightful: I In April one seldom feels cheerful; Dry stones, sun and dust make me fearful; Clairvoyantes distress me, Commuters depress me— Met Stetson and gave him an earful. Read the rest […]

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“Our” Father

This made me stop and think: … only one man has the right to say “my Father” to God, and that is Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son. All other men must say “our Father”, for the Father is God for us only so long as we are part of the community of his children. For […]

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THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD: Professing the Creed for the Year of Faith

CREDO: Professing the Creed for the Year of Faith   THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD by Domenico Bettinelli Every line of the Creed has a purpose, especially here in the Nicene Creed, which was formulated to combat heresies that cast doubt on the divinity of Jesus Christ. And so when we come to “only […]

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ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST: Professing the Creed for the Year of Faith

CREDO: Professing the Creed for the Year of Faith   ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST by Leila Lawler Lord? Is it just an honorific? (Like Mr. Jesus Christ, only more poetic? Possibly more distancing?) Somewhat irreverently, this word Lord has put me in mind of a brief moment in one of my favorite mystery stories. Have […]

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