Wednesday, April 05, 2006

a lenten hymn

In vain do you rejoice in no eating, O soul!

For you abstain from food,

But from passions you are not purified.

If you persevere in sin, you will perform a useless fast.

2 comments:

thomasw said...

The hymn states, "..If you persevere in sin, you will perform a useless fast." But, again, "anyone who says he is without sin is a liar and the truth is not in him." Accordingly I think I am doomed to a useless fast as I desire to speak truly and have a sense of the truth in me. What a perplexing 'passion' match :) Can you see your way out?

Simply Victoria said...

not out of this one.
a paradox that has my stymied.