Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Quote of the Week

The only hope, or else despair
          Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre--
          To be redeemed from fire by fire.
          Who then devised the torment? Love.
Love is the unfamiliar Name
Behind the hands that wove
The intolerable shirt of flame 
Which human power cannot remove.
          We only live, only suspire
          Consumed by either fire or fire.

- T. S. Eliot, from "Little Gidding," Four Quartets

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