Bob and Weave

Musings of an impostor. Welcome to the masquerade.

Building a Heaven or Hell?

Posted by flyingbk on 01/24/2012

Every single and married person should read Timothy Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. I’m going through it again as I review notes for my upcoming (and highly anticipated) sex and dating sermon series for my youth group kids. (Heh. heh. heh.) I came across this terrific poem by William Blake (from his Songs of Experience) that Keller quotes. May we all be people who are truly building “a heaven in hell’s despair”!

Love seeketh not itself to please
Nor for itself hath any care
But for another gives its ease
And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.
Love seeketh only self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another’s loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven’s despite.
-“The Clod and the Pebble,” William Blake


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