#AdventBook2016 Gethsemane 03-12-2016 | grahart

You know things are serious when, having read something, your mind pings a quote from TS Eliot: in the first bit of Burnt Norton…

“Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

Human kind cannot bear very much reality.  And Gethsemane points us to that “no this can’t be happening” bit of our brain: the bit which notices the safety rope is frayed, the mountains…

Continue reading at:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s