Monday, June 03, 2024

Donne: Batter my heart, three-person'd God

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
    —John 3:3 (NIV)
Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
    ... John Donne (1573-1631), Works of John Donne, vol. VI, London: John W. Parker, 1839, Holy Sonnets, XVII, p. 449 (see the book)
    See also John 3:3; Deut. 4:24; Ps. 34:18; 51:10,17; Isa. 57:15; Matt. 5:3; Luke 18:11-14; John 14:23; Rom. 6:6-7; Gal. 2:20; 5:24; Heb. 12:29; Rev. 3:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Have I fully surrendered to the Lord?
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