Sunday, April 08, 2012

Updike: Let us not mock God

Sunday, April 8, 2012
    Commemoration of William Augustus Muhlenberg of New York, Priest, 1877
    [Paul:] “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”
    —Acts 17:31 (NIV)
Let us not mock God with metaphor,
analogy, sidestepping, transcendence;
making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the
    faded credulity of earlier ages:
let us walk through the door.
    ... John Updike (1932-2009), from “Seven Stanzas at Easter”, in Telephone Poles and Other Poems, New York: A. Knopf, 1963, p. 72 (see the book)
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