Sunday, September 04, 2022

Browning: there is sorrow

Sunday, September 4, 2022
    Commemoration of Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
    Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
    —1 Corinthians 1:22-24 (NIV)
“There is no God,” the foolish saith,
    But none, “There is no sorrow.”
And nature oft the cry of faith
    In bitter need will borrow:
Eyes which the preacher could not school,
    By wayside graves are raised;
And lips say, “God be pitiful,”
    Who ne’er said, “God be praised.”
    ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, London: MacMillan, 1899, p. 259 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 1:22-29; Ps. 14:1; 46:1; Luke 12:16-20; 16:19-31; Jas. 4:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are my shelter in all times.
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