Sunday, October 15, 2006

Breaking Us to Redeem Us

John Donne (1573-1631) understood brokeness as God's path for us to genuine salvation and redemption in and through Christ when he wrote:

"Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn and make me new.....
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me."

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