Fear and Faith

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light…”

”                             …Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence,…                  ”

“…Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.”

 

“For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
My heart faints within me!”

 

Excerpts from:
1. Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas, http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/do-not-go-gentle-good-night
2. Ulysses, Tennyson, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174659
3. When I Have Fears, John Keats, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173753
4. Job 19, http://www.esvbible.org/Job+19/

 

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About Alex Kato

Born and raised in Seattle, my wife Annie and I first left town so I could attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. We now live in New Jersey, where I am working on a PhD in homiletics (the study of preaching) at Princeton Theological Seminary. I love to converse, preach, read, write, and teach. Someday I hope to serve Jesus Christ's Church through both preaching and teaching preaching.
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