I don’t really have anything profound or revelatory to say today…but I’m thinking a lot about Ash Wednesday and Lent. While looking through some files this morning, I found this poem which I had all but forgotten and it seemed to me to be particularly meaningful in this week as we enter this time of reflection and preparation. I hope it is meaning for you as well.
None other lamb
Christina Rosetti, The Faces of the Deep (1892)
None other Lamb, none other Name,
None other hope in Heav’n or earth or sea,
None other hiding place from guilt and shame,
None beside Thee!
My faith burns low, my hope burns low;
Only my heart’s desire cries out in me
By the deep thunder of its want and woe,
Cries out to Thee.
Lord, Thou art Life, though I be dead;
Love’s fire Thou art, however cold I be:
Nor Heav’n have I, nor place to lay my head,
Nor home, but Thee.
Have a great Monday.