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, March 25, 2017

Saturday Synaxis



For this day’s sins, O God, grant us mercy:
For sloth that wasted the hours
Or for haste which outran its benedictions;
For fear that frustrated bold hopes
Or dullness that took everything for granted;
For anger that burst forth destructively
Or indifference that smothered the soul;
For suspicion wrongly held
Or for trust cheaply betrayed;
For indecision which avoided the evil
Or for compromise which disguised it.

- Samuel Miller

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