San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This year’s Moot Lent course will focus on George Herbert’s poem ‘Love (III)’ as a dialogue partner and imaginative aid for our own journey in Lent. The five Tuesday evening sessions will reflect five stages of the poem's encounter between Guest and Host. We will inhabit this metaphor to help us explore our own relationship to ourselves, to others and to God. Other biblical texts and poems will be referenced to further explore the theme.
Participants will be encouraged to keep a journal of their own personal responses to, reflections on and journey with these texts.
The course will run for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, from 6.30-7.45pm, beginning 24th February and finishing 24th March.
George Herbert, 1593 - 1633
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lacked anything.
“A guest," I answered, “worthy to be here”:
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”
“Truth, Lord; but I have marred them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not," says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down," says Love, “and taste my meat.”
So I did sit and eat.
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