Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quote of the Day (Mark Guite, on the Need for God, the ‘Forgotten Root’)

“Now we have need of you, forgotten Root
The stock and stem of every living thing
Whom once we worshiped in the sacred grove,
For now is winter, now is withering
Unless we let you root us deep within,
Under the ground of being, graft us in.”—Mark Guite, “O Radix,” in “Antiphons,” from The Best Spiritual Writing 2013, edited by Philip Zaleski (2012)

(Photograph of a snow azalea taken at Winterthur, country estate of Henry Francis duPont, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware, this past October.)

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