Month 2:8, Week 1:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5941:38 AM|
2Exodus 4/40, Omer Count - Shabbat #3
Gregorian Calendar: Thursday 4 May 2017
For the Crucified
My Friend, Beware of Me
Shabbat shalom chaverim!
"My friend, beware of me
Lest I should do
The very thing I'd sooner die than do,
In some way crucify the Christ in you.
"If you are called to some great sacrifice,
And I should come to you with frightened eyes
And cry, 'Take care, take care, be wise, be wise!'
See through my softness then a friend's attack,
And bid me get straight behind your back;
To your own conscience and your God be true
Lest I play Satan to the Christ in you.
"And I would humbly ask you in turn 
That if some day in me Love's fires should burn
To whiteness, and a Voice should call
Bidding me leave my little for God's all,
If need be, you would thrust me from your side -
So keep love loyal to the Crucified"
 Father Andrew, S.D.C, Love's Pilgrimage and Other Poems (A.R.Mowbray, London: 1933), p.37