Poetry for the Transfiguration | Father Richard Peers

Poetry works well, I think, at the Office. I am surprised there isn’t more that might be suitable for the Transfiguration. Perhaps Hopkins’ God’s Grandeur could be used:
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for…

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