Thursday, April 05, 2012

Crashaw: Matt. 27, And He answered them nothing

Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Maundy Thursday
    And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
    —Matthew 27:12 (KJV)
And He answered them nothing.

Mighty Nothing! unto thee,
Nothing, we owe all things that be.
God spake once when He all things made,
He saved all when He Nothing said.
The world was made of Nothing then;
’Tis made by Nothing now again.
    ... Richard Crashaw (1613-1649), The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, London: J. R. Smith, 1858, p. 22 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, from nothing You made us and loved us.

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