And split the earth as deep as hell
And echoed through the universe,
Sounds, in bombardments, down to us.
There is no ear that has not heard
The deathless cry of murdered God;
No eye that has not looked upon
The lance of the crucifixion:
And yet that cry beats at the ears
Of old, deaf-mute interpreters,
Whose querulous and feeble cries
Drown stronger voices, and whose eyes
Will let no light of lances in:
They still will clamor for a sign!
Thomas Merton, from "An Argument -- Of the Passion of Christ"
Either we shall be free from things, and slaves to our minds, or free from our minds because submitted to things.
-- Etienne Gilson, "Medieval Universalism and Its Present Value."May you all have a most blessed Good Friday. Pray for this sinner, as I will pray for you.