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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1727, The Cross Paramount

This poem is an ekphrasis on the painting “Saint Francis in Prayer” by Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644).

Saint Francis in Prayer by Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644).
Upon his face is the expression
of total, complete surrender, β€”
hopelessness his discolouration,
mercy pleading from his eyes. 37 more words
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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1726, The Alabaster Anointing

This poem is an ekphrasis on the painting “Mary Magdalene Anointing Christ’s Feet in the House of Simon the Pharisee” by Artus Wolffort (1581-1641), based on Luke 7:36-50. 105 more words

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A Simple Political Philosophy: Post V

A Simple Political Philosophy: Post V

Of Government

Government is that temporal authority which God wills for the purpose of ordering society to Himself as the chief good and architect of all. 1,435 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1716, Original Sin

As soon as Baby exits the womb,
she is prone to illness and death.
Baby cannot survive on her own;
without care, she will die.

Baby poops and pees without care
for where she is or who holds her. 59 more words
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A Simple Political Philosophy: Post III

Of Man: That Duties Exist and Their Chief Content

Henceforth we shall treat man as our principal subject, who alone in the mundane realm lives in true communities and serves his neighbor, based upon a fixed concern for the Good. 596 more words

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Daily Devotion: Eternal Life is to Know God

John 17:3, β€œAnd this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

Eternal life is not as we usually think it. 98 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1710, In My Shame

Based on Psalm 6.

O God, turn away Your anger,
although I continually sin.
Let Your grace be Your answer
to my perpetual chagrin.

For my soul is in anguish, β€”
its depths severely troubled. 76 more words
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