Literature and Poetry

The Disadvantages of Comfort

When an inspiring Scottish friend recently teased me with a trenchant quote from John Henry Newman’s sermon, entitled “Religious Cowardice,” I deployed my resourcefulness promptly to find, if I could, the entire homily and to read it. Gratefully, I did. … Continue reading

The Three Births

His birth in time transpired thus At Beth’lem’s midnight manger Where Joseph’s toil made all things well, Kept maiden spouse from danger. He forth from blessed womb did come As light through crystal streaming, Sans blight on Virgin’s radiance, True … Continue reading

Sons of Gods

Phaeton his father’s fiery chariot could not guide, But reckless, hapless, frenzied, destructive, set earth aflame. He, light from light and living Fire from His Father leaping, Brightens minds, kindles wills, and glorifies God’s holy Name.