First, I had a note from a reader/watcher who picked up on my donkey comments in my commentary at 1 Peter 5.
She wrote, riffing on my remarks, …
I laughed when I read your article on 1P5 because we have a donkey colt and an older donkey.
The donkey colt, Daisy, is very sweet and generally obedient, docile, and patient!
But the older donkey, Tulipa is 4 years old, can be very willful, moody, and downright stubborn!
I love the analogy and I can relate to it very well!
Here is Tulipa on the left and Daisy on the right. Lovely animals!
And now this…
BY G. K. CHESTERTON
When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born.
With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil’s walking parody
On all four-footed things.
The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.
Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet.