This series explores "The Lorika of St. Patrick"/ "St. Patrick's Breastplate", a beautiful prayer or poem of protection. The next verse is this: I arise through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom This strikes our ears strangely. We need to understand the mediaeval concept of "the harrowing of hell": In this … Continue reading I arise (5) – stepping out of hell
~ The soul Becomes a temple ~ Where God May dwell ~ Though the spirit May fight ~ In an earthly Hell ~ Yet there is also Delight ~ And an endless Well. ~ Image by masbet christianto from Pixabay
A shadow fell Across my soul . The center died I'd known so well . And life was then A living hell . Light came Though suddenly . And all Was well.
Always Leading All women And all men To a dawning Future Where there are No monsters And No fear.
Hell We know too well The suffering Stark isolation Yet always The choice To step out Towards salvation. Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (detail from triptych)