Friday, August 7, 2009

Glory

"For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious."(II Cor 3:11).

Mother ! Yesterday you called me a "Hypocrite". Again. And today you give me this cryptic message !

I leave Corinthians and the author of the epistle. Instead I turn to you as my fountain of Wisdom. For who can know more than a woman and a mother.

So I ask you, what is this glory you speak about ? What remains is more glorious than that which IS passing away.

"IS" ? Is the glory still passing away ?

How is that which remains more glorious ? Did not that which was Most Glorious return whence It emanated ?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sleep

And when he had said this he fell asleep (Acts 7:60).
The miracle of language ! Death the friend welcomes Stephen to eternal rest and peace. To sleep for ever.
Death as solace and the final liberation from all bonds of life including the heaviest burden of all - the body which must be fed, clothed and pampered,
Sleep is but partial death from which one must reluctantly wake. Death, on the contrary, is the eternal merging of the isolated soul into its origin.