April 25, 2012

 

Misapprehending Wrath and Love

 

you do not understand

supposing wrath estranged from love

instead of closely bound

 

were not wrath

love could show no grace

 

were not love

wrath would have no force

 

extending upwards

your miscomprehension

toward heaven

 

in ignorance boldly claim

that the wrath of the Old

denies the love of the New

 

unknowing that within them dwells

the One Who bore God’s wrath

Who also shares God’s love,

 

wrath and love in One subsumed

 

despair and hope in hand depend

on Holy wrath with love suffused

and rest alone upon the Son

 

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