Epiphany 3 (21/1/2018)

Pewsheet 21 January 2018

Food for Thought

Epiphany at Cana by Malcolm Guite

Here’s an epiphany to have and hold,
A truth that you can taste upon the tongue,
No distant shrines and canopies of gold
Or ladders to be clambered rung by rung,
But here and now, amidst your daily living,
Where you can taste and touch and feel and see,
The spring of love, the fount of all forgiving,
Flows when you need it, rich, abundant, free.

Better than waters of some outer weeping,
That leave you still with all your hidden sin,
Here is a vintage richer for the keeping
That works its transformation from within.
‘What price?’ you ask me, as we raise the glass,
‘It cost our Saviour everything he has.’

Dr Malcolm Guite is a priest-poet, singer-songwriter
and Chaplain and Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge

Find his blog here