Day 13 Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan 3/11/09
St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: chapters 12-23
Day 13 Lite Version
St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 30-37
Isaiah speaks the words I need to hear this morning.
Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; Indeed, she has received from the hand of the Lord double for all her sins. Isaiah 40: 1
The day is new and as they say” hope springs eternal.” The world has definitely been heavy on my mind. I need to turn the page if only at the beginning of this day.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come. (Alexander Pope – An Essay on Man)
This is a gift to myself today. It speaks to the heart of love and memory that even crosses the line between Man and Beast.
Have a wonderful day!