Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Give or Take Eternity: Re-Visited

I left something out of this poem, so here the poem is again, very slightly altered:
Our Eternal Wages
If the wages of sin is truly death,
God owes to us each one a final breath-
taking moment that he might then recall
the nefesh of life he gave to us all,
the psyche of soul, a foretaste of spirit,
the pneuma of life, the ruach within it.

It now truly says a lot: Saint Paul's glorification of the resurrected body in a nutshell!



At 1:09 PM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

I always like seeing "ruach" in a poem.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

A poem is the only place in which I've ever even seen ruach!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:04 AM, Blogger Margaret R. Sutton said...

I only know His ruach!

Breathe on us Holy Spirit

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, soul is to spirit as psyche is to pneuma as nefesh is to ruach. One could perhaps add "as heart is to mind."

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:47 PM, Blogger Margaret R. Sutton said...

Trinitarian man is as mysterious as the three in one God.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I'm not sure about trinitarian man, but I'm no genuine theologian (or is it anthropologian).

Jeffery Hodges

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