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new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.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, June 20, 2016

Quote of the Week

(Painting: "The Death of King Arthur," by James Archer, 1860)

Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of: Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats

That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 19th-century British poet, from his poem "Morte d'Arthur" (Idylls of the King)

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