July 1 (continued)

July 1 (continued)…

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,” Thomas Honey went on quietly, “then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

“Then let them which are in the city flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

“For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

“But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon the people.

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations.

“And there shall be signs in the suns, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations; the sea and the waves roaring.

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

Jesus said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.”

“That won’t help anyone,” I said.

He looked at me in a clumsy way, almost as though He felt embarrassed by what he saw.

from The Journal of Albion Moonlight
© Kenneth Patchen 1941

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