Poetry has the power to enable us to see what we already know in fresh and startling ways. On this first Sunday of Advent I reflect on the coming of Jesus through the words of R.S. Thomas (Welsh poet, 1913-2000) in his poem “The Coming.” The Coming And God held in his...
Writing about Hosea, a prophet of the Old Testament:
“It is Hosea who flashes a glimpse into the inner life of God as He ponders His relationship to Israel. In parables and lyrical outbursts the decisive motive behind God’s strategy in history is declared. The decisive motive is love.”
Abraham Heschel, 1962, The Prophets
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