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Good Friday: Assessment by General John Gowans

In his collection of poetry – O Lord! – the late General John Gowans offers the following words. Why not use them in your reflections today.


When I’m compelled To contemplate Your Cross, Your agony, And can escape no more The fact of loss, It’s infamy. Your broken body Seems to me to say That Love is best, But he who loves Must pay!

No precious thing Is won without expense, The myrrh belongs Besides the frankincense. Love goes to any length, Will even die; Pays in its person, Though the price Is high!