Sunday, March 17, 2013

Justice or Mercy: Why Guinevere has to die. 5th Sunday Lent, 2013



It’s a trap. It’s a game. But it’s a game of lethal seriousness, as opposing forces close in around Jesus of Nazareth.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Of Saltwater, Samaritans, and Satisfaction. 3rd Sunday in Lent, 2013

From Gustav Dore's Illustrations of Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most famous poem - well, maybe next to Kubla Khan - is The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. It’s one of those things where you’ve heard a lot of phrases from it even if you don’t know that’s where they came from. In one part, Coleridge describes an old sailing ship completely becalmed. No wind, no wave, no motion for days. The provisions have given out, and the sailors are slowly dying of thirst. Here are a few verses: