Thought for the Day by Hannah Lievesley (St Chad’s)
“I served the Lord with great humility and with tears” – Saint Paul the Apostle, Acts 20:19
This morning I offer Malcolm Guite’s beautiful poem in celebration of St Paul the Apostle. Enjoy!
An enemy whom God has made a friend,
A righteous man discounting righteousness,
Last to believe and first for God to send,
He found the fountain in the wilderness.
Thrown to the ground and raised at the same moment,
A prisoner who set his captors free,
A naked man with love his only garment,
A blinded man who helped the world to see,
A Jew who had been perfect in the law,
Blesses the flesh of every other race
And helps them see what the apostles saw;
The glory of the lord in Jesus’ face.
Strong in his weakness, joyful in his pains,
And bound by love, he freed us from our chains.