Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith from a Place of Winter for the Years of Winter…

“Wash me and I will be whiter
than snow.”
Surely there has been enough
snow to cover all our sins
from avarice to zenophobia
including the misspelling
of xenophobia.
Scramblers, gamblers
midnight ramblers.
When the covered sins
have frozen hard 
as driveway concrete,
or blue-streaked ice cream,
only then can hearts be thawed
and spirits revivified,
so much that the hidden drive
is seen between the piles
of blanketed sins
and dog doo
which are much the same.
Then some personage
who shall remain unnamed
but whose mother
obviously never married
his father
has to go and sin again.

John Robert McFarland

The “place of winter” mentioned in the title line is Iron Mountain, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where life is defined by winter even in the summer!

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