Corporal + Eternal

bis rests corporal + eternal

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise Him.

– “Pied Beauty” by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins


By means of corporal and temporal things we may comprehend the eternal and the spiritual.

St. Augustine


For musical inspiration for your restful Sunday, listen to our BIS Rests playlist.

I recommend praying with “Dappled Things” by Alanna Boudreau.

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Curated by Grace Bellon. You can find out more about her here.

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