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What shall I answer?

“Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.” If you look at the span between the two posts preceding, it is nearly a year; January to November. The longest gap of any since this chronicle Read More

Drink no wine

In Jeremiah chapter 35, Jeremiah invites the Rechabites into the temple and invites them to drink wine. It was probably a fair amount of social pressure, being in the temple and being invited to drink wine by the prophet, but they turned him down, citing a duty placed upon them by their ancestor. It is pretty clear that God had Read More


Beloved Son Which one of you, if his son begs for bread, will give to him a stone? Or if for fish, will give him then a serpent? “Bless me—me also, O my father!” he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry. But he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears; Read More

Hunger Pains

Eternally Yours O Lucifer, Deceiver, what a great serpent thou art! Father of nothing, thou art consumed By a private grief thou alone can know. Always hungry, never sated, Too full of thyself to speak — Thou canst not share thy sorrow, Thou canst not ask for love. O Jacob, O Israel, be not so quick to meat! Thou might love thyself to death. Read More