Jesus Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
No, Ms. Omar, Notre-Dame de Paris is not “art & architecture” — it’s an OUR LADY OF PARIS CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.
No, Mr. Obama & Mrs. Clinton, the martyrs in Sri Lanka were not “Easter worshipers” — they were CHRISTIANS. They were CATHOLICS. That’s the reason they were murdered.
No, they cannot edit Jesus out of Easter. But they will keep trying. Stay vigilant!
Have a blessed Easter season.
Image: Unidentified artist. The Resurrection, Probably second half of the 15th century. Oil on panel, Overall: 39 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (100.3 x 60.3 cm). BF866. Public Domain.
Catch you off guard they will—do not repose!—
the pseudo truths that with a pleasant smile
mix their false righteousness with a large dose
of sugarcoated horrors, all the while
destroying those who have the courage to
refuse to drink their poison. This is it:
the sacred curtain has been torn in two,
Heaven awaits, so does the fiery pit.
“Choose you this day whom ye will serve” and fight
for what is worthy, beautiful. Defend,
my Soul, at all costs what is just and right,
never expect this deadly fight to end.
The Evil’s strong, the roots are running deep.
Behold: the brutal winds green valleys sweep.
©2018 Sasha A. Palmer, Sonnet #8 of the Heroic Crown of Sonnets
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Young Mother (Jeune mère), 1881. Oil on canvas, Overall: 47 3/4 x 33 3/4 in. (121.3 x 85.7 cm). BF15. Public Domain.
It started as a prayer, “wrote itself” during April, 2018, and by the end of the month–tragically–dedication presented itself.
It feels like a devotional to me. It has helped me, and I hope it will help others as well.
Never despair. Never give up your faith. Never let your soul slumber.
Alleluia, heroic crown of sonnets, for Alfie Evans
P.S. Several people told me they were not sure it’s okay to share the sonnets without my permission. By all means, you have my permission. Please, give credit to the author, and do share the sonnets. Thank you.
Image: Unidentified artist. Christ Carrying the Cross, c. 1460. Tempera and oil (?) with gold and silver leaf on panel, Overall: 29 3/8 x 51 1/2 in. (74.6 x 130.8 cm). BF396. Public Domain.
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