Love of Child

I suppose that all natural human loves can be images of and partakers in Divine Love. It’s only just come to me how a parents’ love really does so. In a happy marriage there is no need of a child to bring any completion or fulfil any lack within the relationship. The the man and the…

And Forgive Us Our Trespasses

I used to think that to forgive someone was to release them from an obligation they had incurred by wronging me. Such a definition is easy to formulate and fits neatly into certain elegant theories about right and wrong. However, I think that what is more true is that we are all, already, under measureless obligation to forgive…

Poem XIV

I White wine wonders red wine knows (give me Blue for the morning rose) Fly down, Angel with your steel nose plant steel seeds in stuttering rows. (The democrat hardly knows what is going when it goes.) II To your parents, Last, but your sons call you First; First of your kind, the tall, gray,…

The Gods, Face to Face

Today I finished reading C. S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces. I first read it a few years ago and was almost completely bewildered by it. Yet I have no doubt it helped make me Orthodox.  Now it provides endless material for cogent, deep thought. It’s funny. You don’t really understand something; but it makes you more…