Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 3, A.D. 2002
1 Thessalonians 2:9-9,13
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled,
but whoever humbles himself shall be exalted." (Matthew 23:12)
Ode from a gravedigger:
O what was it, mortal man,
that you should have yearned
....all those worldly pursuits?
For what worth was it
to seek that which lasted not,
while passing obliviously by your goal everlasting
with barely a twinge of regret?
Now your earthly host lies stilled
in this peaceful state,
'midst tranquil field now quiet
surrounded by pine trees
narrow and straight.
Oh, why was it,
that worthless haste
that futile search
for vain satisfaction that never sates?
But now, as I toil and breathe over this shovel crude,
of what marvelous godly composite we're all made,
that a few more moments have been given me
to guide my desires
towards that Perfection
which lasts for ever
- joachim (1993)
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