Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Prayer


The tender flesh itself
will be found one day
-quite surprisingly-
to be capable of receiving,
and yes, full
capable of embracing
the searing energies of God.
Go figure. Fear not.
For even at its beginning
the humble clay received
God's art, whereby
one part became the eye,
another the ear, and yet
another this impetuous hand.
Therefore, the flesh
is not to be excluded
from the wisdom and the power
and now and ever animates
all things.

by St. Irenaeus
adapted and translated by Scott Cairns and
found on the very first page of
An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
by Barbara Brown Taylor

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