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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