Friday, December 23, 2011

"All times are his seasons"

"He brought light out of darkness, not out of a lesser light; he can bring thy summer out of winter, though thou have no spring, though in the ways of fortune, or understanding, or conscience, thou have been benighted till now, wintered and frozen, clouded and eclipsed, damped and benumbed, smothered and stupefied till now, now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows, As the sheaves in harvest to fill all penuries, all occasions invite his mercies, And all times are his seasons."
--John Donne, Christmas day sermon, 1624

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