Monday, March 7, 2011

Caring and Not Caring

Getting ready to preach on Ash Wednesday, and once more pondering the great T.S. Eliot--the master. Particularly these last words from "Ash Wednesday."

Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will
And even among these rocks
Sister, mother
And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
Suffer me not to be separated 

And let my cry come unto Thee.

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