“On the anniversary of the day on which the Gentiles had defiled it, on that very day [the 25th of Kislev] it was reconsecrated with songs, har
Things Seen and Unseen
A column by John Rieping that examines ideas and ideals of the world with a special focus on faith, philosophy, and social justice.
"Though blind men see no light, the sun doth shine.
Sweet cakes are sweet, though fevered tastes deny it.
"Come, forsake your city street!
Come to God’s own fields and meet October.
Not the lean, unkempt and brown
"If I am right, Thy grace impart
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, oh, teach my heart
To find the better way!"
"Today my thoughts
Are swift and cool
As goldfish in
A lily pool.