Monday, November 14, 2016

Funeral sermon …

… PN Review Literary Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Online Poetry Resource - Sir Geoffrey Hill - Rowan Williams - PN Review 232. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Geoffrey believed that the Christian narrative of guilt (true not self-dramatising guilt, the weight of the stresses born out of one’s own failure), of the clarification of our being by grace, of the continuous tension between love and betrayal and of the inexhaustible resource of patience underpinning all things was a narrative that was worth committing to, and it is this that gives us our words today for redirecting pain towards paean, turning things, making our bereavement a little more precise – that is, doing justice to where we find ourselves.

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