Sunday, April 20, 2014

He's Alive and I'm Forgiven!

Each Easter it's our tradition to listen to Don Francisco's song "He's Alive" on the way to church.  It's from the perspective of Peter and captures the point of Jesus' resurrection--forgiveness.  Here's a link to listen to this song.  It always makes me all the more joyful on Easter Sunday.

And a comic by Johnny Hart--click on the comic to view it larger.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh My Black Soul!

Oh My Black Soul! Now Art Thou Summoned
by John Donne

Oh my black soul! now art thou summoned
By sickness, death's herald, and champion;
Thou art like a pilgrim, which abroad hath done
Treason, and durst not turn to whence he is fled;
Or like a thief, which till death's doom be read,
Wisheth himself delivered from prison,
But damned and haled to execution,
Wisheth that still he might be imprisoned.
Yet grace, if thou repent, thou canst not lack;
But who shall give thee that grace to begin?
Oh make thy self with holy mourning black,
And red with blushing, as thou art with sin;
Or wash thee in Christ's blood, which hath this might
That being red, it dyes red souls to white.

B.C. by Johnny Hart