“the innkeeper” by john piper

23. December 2006 christianity, poetry, quotations 0
(reformated in paragraph form) Jake’s wife would have been fifty-eight the day that Jesus passed the gate of Bethlehem, and slowly walked toward Jacob’s Inn. The people talked with friends, and children played along the paths, and Jesus hummed a song, and smiled at every child he saw. He paused with one small lass to ...

as the ruin falls

12. November 2006 christianity, poetry, quotations 0
all this flashy rhetoric about loving you. i never had a selfless thought since i was born. i am mercenary and self-seeking through and through: i want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn. peace, reassurance, pleasure, are the goals i seek, i cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin: i talk ...