Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Well” introduces the tenth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide:
autumn in the north, spring in the south.
Alphabytes in Kingdomtide: “Nose” to “Zoom Lens”
If you were told to be on the lookout for a thief that wants to get at you,
you would suppose that you would need to see all the avenues of approach, supposing the enemy would come from without.
But the enemy lurks inside already, lodging between the old stuff
in the cellars of our lives, past generations and experiences
that pile up in uninventoried abandon in the forgotten corners of the soul.
No discouragement, now!
For beneath your house, far below your cellar, there is a well of water alive.
It unleashes its upward surge to refresh, whenever you open the precious Word expectant to find the Water of life leap forth,
rushing with the Spirit’s healing, loving, ever new power
to wash away the debris, filling your house with the fragrant,
sweet waters of life.
You will never thirst again, for Christ has decided never to withdraw
the flow of his blood or his water from you.
But your heart: will it be open?