Daily Archives: February 23, 2012
I was asked the other day, “Why bother? Why write poetry?” Good question. Why? We can play with words and worlds, build and shape amazing images in the mind, ask questions that puzzle, perturb, settle and unsettle. The poet can arrange rearrange, change and change again until the thought is precise, pointed, polished. The joy is in playing, with sounds – phonic orchestrations not worrying if it is ‘good’ … or ‘bad’. The wordsmith’s heart exalts with choruses of phrases and words that books and essays could never complete. The thought, the phrase, idea and pearl never stand still. Always morphing with reading and rereading. The poet is priest and prophet. Interceding and declaring! Heralding caution and hope. Why write poetry? I’ve only warmed up!
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The Wedding at Cana
A reflection by Hetty on the Wedding at Cana. John 2:1-11
A bystander at the Wedding at Cana: I surely must have had as much to drink as those around me, but the celebrationns are set to continue for a while yet. On observing Jesus talking his mother to task and giving strange orders to the servants, my interest was piqued. How amazing the resulting miracle! Who is this man? Who is he related to? Where can I find out more about him?
To follow Jesus at this point would be to follow a magician, a sideshow.What about when he begins to say things people don’t want to hear? What about when he starts to make demands of me?Lord, may I grow in my understanding of Jesus day by day. Please give me the faith and courage, not just to know him, but also to follow him, willingly, in obedience.
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