Thursday, June 17, 2010

In His Image

I have been a subscriber to National Review for about 20 years. I read it cover-to-cover every two weeks but must admit I don't pay much attention to the sidebar poetry the magazine sometimes adds to its pages. But, for some reason, I was flipping through an old issue (just before I was getting ready to throw it away) and my eye was caught by the title of the poem I share below.

I'm not much into poetry but this short, sweet little gem is a keeper so I thought I would share it. Enjoy ...


In shops, on streets, in random places
A light within me lights these faces.

I see them glance, and hear, and nod,
And each face is a word of God.

Briefly and casually He talks,
For all the language in His stock.

But this is Him: that eyes are eyes,
That flesh is flesh is His disguise

And His alone. What is so fine
And costly can't be yours or mine.

~ Sarah Ruden

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Rage Against God

Peter Hitchens (yes, he is the brother of famed "new atheist," Christopher Hitchens) spot video introducing his new book, The Rage Against God. This has the potential to be a fascinating read.

Available today on I hope to review it soon.