We Call This Friday Good

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we call this friday good

Good Friday is here. We are so close to Easter, but Resurrection doesn’t mean much if we haven’t entered into Christ’s Passion. If you have a chance, try to read from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, particularly East Coker, IV.

The wounded surgeon plies the steel

That questions the distempered part;

Beneath the bleeding hands we feel

The sharp compassion of the healer’s art

Resolving the enigma of the fever chart.

 

Our only health is the disease

If we obey the dying nurse

Whose constant care is not to please

But to remind of our, and Adam’s curse, 

And that, to be restored, our sickness must grow worse…

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  1. Shannon says

    Just wanted to tell you that my husband and I were confirmed at the Vigil last night, and you’ve got some credit to take for it! Lots of love in my heart for this lil’ blog that eased me so gently into the Catholic faith! (btw found it via Holly Fish :) Looking forward to meeting you at Edel!

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