What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland
“HEARKEN unto my voice O Lord, when I cry unto thee : be thou my succour, O cast me not away, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. The Lord is my light, and my salvation : whom then shall I fear?”
Here is the booklet for today’s morning Office.