Sunday, August 13, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Stanley Plumly, on the Disciples’ ‘Faith Tested’ Amid a Storm)

“A storm blows up, the kind that makes of sailors
Disciples of us all. Three, four miles,
Twenty-five or thirty furlongs,
rowing in a wind that feels like crime.
They know they should have waited at the shore.
Fear, they know, is their faith tested.
Fear of the figure they now see walking toward them.”—American poet Stanley Plumly (1939–2019), “John 6:17,” published originally in The Atlantic, November 2001, reprinted in Old Heart: Poems (2007)
The image accompanying this post is Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, a 1633 oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669).

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