Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quo Vadis, Domine?

Today is the 4th Sunday of Easter in the Extraordinary Form. The gospel today is from John, where St Peter asks Christ, 'Quo vadis, Domine?', 'Where are you going, O Lord?'. This is where the first Holy Father promised Christ to go where ever He went, even unto death, and Christ foretold that St Peter would deny Him three times. According to Holy Tradition, St Peter asks Christ this same question again, where upon fleeing Rome, he meets Christ, carrying his cross toward the Eternal City.

It is one of my favourite stories, and I have written a reflection about it earlier in the academic year.
Read it here:

Friday, April 26, 2013

I Had One Once.

I had one once, once upon an age ago,
When my world still held some colours,
And little dreams and hopes dashed about,
Giggling in gaggles and schools amidst the flowers.

But, I am blind now, and the world is
All white, and black, and gray.
Age has left me with little, little reason
And thinking in syllogisms helps pass the time

As I wait for the drip to go
Drip, drip, drip,
Sliding little drops of narcotiacs into
Empty, empty spaces.

I had one once,

But I left it in a box, in a far away place.
On a hill, amidst the bright and pretty flowers,
Broken, and shattered, and still working,
Albeit all the missing pieces.

The oxygenated grass is gleaming.