It brought contradiction, in which a Baby is a Saviour, a King is a servant, and the innocent pay the blood-debt of sin.
And it's precisely that dynamic tension, like the wind-filled sails on a yacht, that makes the whole thing go.
It's an end and a beginning,
it's a win and it's a loss,
saintly virtue while you're sinning
and it's cheap at twice the cost.
You'll be flying when you're grounded,
on the wings of leaden feet,
and you're free when you're impounded
on the gold-encrusted street.
You'll be sailing when you're sinking,
you'll be empty when you're full;
there are no thoughts when you are thinking
and the Servant comes to rule.
The only answer I can give
is that by dying, you will live.
Here's Judy Collins, with Both Sides Now.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.