A Preacher's Meditation for Wednesday of Holy Week

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One only has explored
’The deepmost; but he did not die of it.
Not yet, not yet he died. Our human Lord
Touched the extreme; it is not infinite.

But over the abyss
Of God’s capacity for woe he stayed
One hesitating hour; what gulf was this?
Forsaken he went down, and was afraid.
— Alice Mynell


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From “The Crucifixion,” Alice Meynell, in The Oxford Book of Christian Verse, edited by Lord David Cecil. Published by Oxford University Press, London.

Cited in A Lent Sourcebook: The Forty Days (Book Two: Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent to Holy Thursday). Edited by J. Robert Baker, Evelyn Kaehler, Peter Mazar. Liturgy Training Publications Copyright © 1990, Archdiocese of Chicago