Friday, April 06, 2012

Lent: Good Friday

And well may God with the serving folk
Cast in His dreadful lot.
Is not He too a servant,
And is not He forgot?


Wherefore was God in Golgotha
Slain as a serf is slain;
And hate He had of prince and peer,
And love He had and made good cheer,
Of them that, like this woman here,
Go powerfully in pain.

~G.K. Chesterton: 'Ballad of the White Horse.'

Artwork: Crucifixion, by Raphael. 1502-1503. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK.

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