Soundings

By Father David Fisher

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Want to learn more from different perspectives about our lessons? Soundings is a an opportunity for our Clergy to provide different insights into our readings and scripture. You may not always agree with the Clergy's interpretations. But that is why Soundings was created. To invite thoughtful discussion. You are welcome to email the author of each article to provide your comments. Welcome to Soundings!




Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person'd God

Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

Most Amazing Day

By Father David Fisher

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I thank you God for this most amazing day,
For the leaping greenly spirits of the trees,
And for the blue dream of sky
And for everything which is natural,
Which is infinite, which is yes.
-- E.E. Cummings

Silence Before Worship

By Father David Fisher

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In order to hear your voice clearly, Lord,
I will quiet myself every day.
I'll ignore every sound,
and as silence abounds,
I will hear everword that you say.
--Anne Peterson

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.
--Rumi

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
--Edith Wharton