Friday, July 7, 2023

A man of fear

After Hebrews 11:1-3, 7

A man of faith, yes,

that’s familiar,

something we’ve seen

and known, but 

(always a but) 

what is a man of fear,

reverent fear? How

do you believe

in reverent fear? How

do you act? Do you

look slyly from side

to side, fearful of what

will happen next? It

doesn’t sound right. Not

like awe. Not like being

overwhelmed. Not like

being so struck by God

that you would brave 

criticism, ridicule,

persecution, derision,

and still build the ark

he told you to build. 


Photograph by Cade Roberts via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


New York City has evolved into a complex, tense ‘post-secular’ cultural chess board – Terry Mattingly ay Get Religion.


Thomas Gray’s Desperate Pastoral – Jeffrey Hart at The Imaginative Conservative. 


St. Thomas the Apostle – sonnet by Malcolm Guite.


Graves – poem by Jeffrey Essmann at Society of Classical Poets.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I so love this one, Glynn. Blessings!