THE HOUND OF HEAVEN
I'm considering posting--from time to time, beginning of my blog here, and completing it on The Second Road (TSR). I recently met the TSR Peeps in Virginia. The mission is clearly not one of exclusivity but of inclusiveness, beckoning ALL who seek recovery from addiction to join, and learn from one another--each other. Although many alcoholics are frequent participants on TSR, there is no pretense that this takes the place of AA meetings, or my AA program. Check it out--or not, we are free to BE. To enjoy complete access, joining is harmless and easy!
All over the blog world I read about Peeps training for this or that marathon, and then, well....doing it. Running. Competing. Loving it.
Yesterday I read "Junky's Wife" blog HI GOD, about being reintroduced to God, from Whom she had been running. In the final sentences she wrote a phrase: "...even though I ran from you for so long."
This reminded me of the "Hound of Heaven" a 182-line poem by Francis Thompson, something which I slept through in St Xavier High School, but remembered years later. The opening words are SO me:
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