Friday, May 20, 2011

The Rapture in art and poetry

Caravaggio - The Ecstasy of  St Francis
Good grief, as Lucy would say.

The presence we need is and has been and always will be. If only we were not trying to figure it out and making the engagement of faith a laughing stock in the process.

George Herbert's Easter


Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.


or try Song 5:1-4 posted in a hurry - not much time left!

Rapture has never been a myth but neither is it to be calculated as if tomorrow were more important than today and especially without the cost of our conformity to the death of Jesus.