Wendell Berry: from Sabbath Poem VII, 2008

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(Wendell Berry, b. August 5, 1934. Still going strong.)

[. . .]

The depth and volume of the waters of baptism,
the true taxonomy of sins, the field marks
of those most surely saved, God’s own only
interpretation of Scripture: these would be
causes of eternal amusement, could we forget
how we have hated one another, bloodying
the world, by means of such questions, wrongly
asked, never to be rightly answered, but asked and
wrongly answered, hour after hour, day after day,
year after year–such is my belief–in Hell.

          –Wendell Berry

 

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