Playing chess with God

14th century poet Hafiz suggests two ways of playing God at chess. What is the difference Between your Existence And that of a Saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the beloved Has just made such a fantastic move That the saint is now continually […]

Lazarus Sunday

laughter of a 125 year old Israeli. Source unknown. Lazarus’s laughter brought a challenge to yesterday’s sermon (April 10th 2011). “Doesn’t God only laugh at the wicked?” was my tight-lipped challenger’s question. According to the Lazarus’s post-mortem report I had picked up from Eugene O’Neill’s play, Lazarus LAUGHED. Lazarus had replied to his sisters’ question […]