Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Saturday Synaxis

(Painting: "The Crucifixion," by Giotto, c.1325)

 O God, we belong to You utterly.
You are such a Father
that You take our sins from us
and throw them behind Your back.
You clean our souls,
as Your Son washed our feet.
We hold up our hearts to You:
make them what they must be.

          - George MacDonald, 19th-century Scottish pastor and writer

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