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Monday, May 23, 2016

Quote of the Week

[Spoken by Christ to the doubting or afflicted soul:]

Though afflicted, tempest-toss'd,
Comfortless awhile thou art,
Do not think thou canst be lost--
Thou art graven on my heart:
All thy wastes I will repair,
Thou shalt be rebuilt anew;
And in thee it shall appear
What a God of love can do.

- Anglican cleric and hymnographer John Newton, from his hymn "To the Afflicted"

(Painting: Christ as the Good Shepherd, 18th-cent. Bessarabian icon; note the symbolic abbreviations IHC and XC--for their meanings, see my blog post from last Friday)

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