Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Pentecost Season
On Our Own Now
November twelfth is Armistice, plus one
we mark the timeís extraordinary slaughter
when Babelís tower once more began to totter
and all accomplished in the years, undone.
A century of cruel death it was;
but more: the overthrow of decent order
the ravage of respected long held borders
the naked show of power without pause.
It was the century God make very clear to all
No intervention will protect us from our fall.
[Year B - 23rd after Pentecost]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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