The Concluding Chorus of Alcestis

—πολλαὶ μορφαὶ τῶν δαιμονίων, πολλὰ δ᾽ ἀέλπτως κραίνουσι θεοί: καὶ τὰ δοκηθέντ᾽ οὐκ ἐτελέσθη, τῶν δ᾽ ἀδοκήτων πόρον ηὗρε θεός. τοιόνδ᾽ ἀπέβη τόδε πρᾶγμα.— Euripides, Alcestis, 1160 Many shapes belong to the divine, and many things beyond hope do the gods accomplish: The very things we have expected are not accomplished, but for the unexpected God finds a way. … Continue reading The Concluding Chorus of Alcestis

In Hope of Very Wonderful Things, An Easter Reflection

I would like to briefly juxtapose one story with another, the story of The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit with the story of the Resurrection in the Gospels. At the end of Nesbit’s The Railway Children, an old gentlemen comes to visit the family at Three-Chimney’s. He believes there is reason to hope that their father who has been unjustly … Continue reading In Hope of Very Wonderful Things, An Easter Reflection