Lenten devotional: Under the Sign of Thomas

Under the Sign of Thomas

Under the sign of Thomas

we live—we doubters—

we wonderers—we wanderers—

scrupulously suspicious

of human and inhuman


unfootnoted creeds, 

and facile suppositions.

We must put

our heads as well as our fingers

at the point where facts

puncture the flesh

and measure how far

love can unsafely go.

From “Invisible Harvest,” by the Reverend Thomas John Carlisle, 1987

Grace Congregational Church members and friends have contributed to this year’s Lenten devotionals. This year’s Lenten theme is “Good enough: Embracing the imperfections of life and faith.” Today’s devotional was offered by Ellen Green who knew the author.

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