THE TREE FOR THE CROSS by Colin Moffett I stood in the forest growing so strong From all of my companions I was numbered among They picked me out as the rough barked tree To crucify the Saviour of men on the hard wood of me I felt each blow as they cut me down … Continue reading Poem inspired by the cross
Delightful would it be to me to be in Uchd Ailiun (an Irish headland over the sea) On the pinnacle of a rock, That I might often see the face of the ocean; That I might see its heaving waves over the wide ocean, When they chant music to their Father upon the world’s course; … Continue reading The Delights of the World
O Father who sought me O Son who bought me O Holy Spirit who taught me
Three folds of the cloth, yet only one napkin is there, Three joints of the finger, but still only one finger fair, Three leaves of the shamrock, yet no more than one shamrock to wear, Frost, snow-flakes and ice, all water their origin share, Three Persons in God; to one God alone we make our … Continue reading Ancient Irish poem on the Trinity
The Journey Of The Magi By T S Elliott A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.' And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. … Continue reading The Journey Of The Magi
God of Seed and Harvest We bless you, God of Seed and Harvest And we bless each other That the beauty of this world And the love that created it Might be expressed through our lives And be a blessing to others Now and always - Author Unknown
I wrote this haiku, based on Luke 24, while reflecting of the story of the road to Emmaus Their eyes were opened In the breaking of the bread - Jesus is alive!
I find that, if I am going to try and write a psalm of praise and worship, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of the poetic devices I have at my disposal. Here's a few tips I've picked up from my research and experimentation. Poetic devices not normally present in Hebrew poetry meter rhyme … Continue reading Hebrew poetry for non-Hebrews
God alone is enough By Teresa of Avila Let nothing upset you, let nothing startle you. All things pass; God does not change. Patience wins all it seeks. Whoever has God lacks nothing: God alone is enough.
I find that it’s important to have low tech ways of praising God. Ways that don’t require electricity or electronics or anything other than yourself and what you have with you. Sometimes I take a more liturgical approach and experiment with praising God through ritual acts and poetry. Other times I take a more contemporary … Continue reading Praising God, wherever, whenever
The wisdom of God Is unwise by world standards Fooling everyone
How to hide Jesus There are people after Jesus. They have seen the signs. Quick, let’s hide Him. Let’s think; carpenter, fishermen’s friend, disturber of religious comfort. Let’s award Him a degree in theology, a purple cassock and a position of respect. They’ll never think of looking here. Let’s think; His dialect may betray Him, … Continue reading How to hide Jesus