Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Flowers of violence edition)

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Wild flowers near the hermitage. Beautiful, eh? Just behind them, between them and the trees you see in the background is a marsh that’s, say, four feet deep at the deepest and maybe ten feet deep when the drainage is in proper order.

It’s said that some old guy was murdered and thrown in there long, long ago. And then there’s the kid that was killed just there, held under water by his “friends”, but he escaped their grasp only to be held under a second time, and then a third time, and didn’t come up again, though it was, of course, as all such things, declared to be a suicide, you know, because we’re all nice people and those kinds of not-nice things don’t happen around here.

Meanwhile, flowers for the Immaculate Conception grow in abundance, not as if they ignoring such gratuitous violence and the denying of it, but so as to say that Jesus came into this world so as to make all things new, taking all that violence on Himself.

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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Flowers of violence edition)

  1. sanfelipe007

    The pit of human hatred, the height of God’s love; a ferocious juxtaposition.

  2. sanfelipe007

    1BE comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God.

    2Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.

    3The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.

    4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.

    5And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see, that the mouth of the Lord hath spoken.

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