A Peaceful Perspective... June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011, Volume 3, Number 19 Online at http://anisa.org.za/

Anabaptism is a biblical, Christian-faith movement that embraces the life, teachings, and witness of Jesus Christ and strives to embody these as normative in the everyday Christian walk.

Column: Life and Faith move on

Some of you may have visited the Lake District in England and been to Dove Cottage where the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth once lived and wandered on the surrounding hills above Grasmere. One of his best known poems, Intimations of Immortality, recalls his early years wandering in those hills. He speaks of a time when … meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. But, then, in his older years he wistfully continues: It is not now as it has been of yore;- Turn wheresoe’er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. We can all identify with that sense of loss, the passing of the freshness of childhood and youth, or when we first fell in love. Looking back everything now seemed different then, before the ravishes of time robbed us of our dreams or dampened our enthusiasm for life and made us a little cynical. Perhaps it wasn’t quite as rosy as we think it was, but it is so that we are now at a different point in our life’s journey marked by achievements and memories, marred by disappointments, mistakes, and expectations unfulfilled. more >>
Source: ANiSA News