When I went to church last night to pick up the kids from kid’s club I grabbed the March/April copy of Alive Now which is a sort of devotional book. It has some stories and poems in the first half which you refer to in the daily reading in the second half. As I leafed through it there was a poem by Stephen Crane that caught my eye.
By Stephen Crane
Perceiving the pathway to the truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
“Ha,” he said,
“I see that no one has passed here
In a long time.”
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
“Well,” he mumbled at last,
“Doubtless there are other roads.”
I am really not a fan of Stephen Crane. But this sure is powerful. It made me think of all the things I was reading on Angela’s new Pearlington Project site. how she is searching for the truth and trying to help. And being met with ‘knives’ at every step.
Thanks Angela.. for pushing through and helping, despite the odds.