Weary after a long day, refuge is taken in familiar words.
Back in 1990, a beautiful little book came out Praying with the English Poets. One of the most memorable poems in the collection is John Donne’s Good Friday 1613. Riding Westward.
Engaged in the worldly occupation of riding west on a Good Friday, Donne’s soul is carried towards the east. He seeks a vision of that Friday afternoon and prays that God will restore His image in him.
‘Let mans Soule be a Spheare, and then, in this,