What time is it?

In my beginning is my end.  In succession

Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended

Are removed, destroyed,restored, or in their place

Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.

Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,

Old fires to sakes, and ashes to the earth

Which is already flesh, fur, and feces,

Bone of man and beast, cornstalk and leaf.

Houses live and die:  there is a time for building

And a time for living and for generation…

    from East Coker from The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

What time is it for God’s church?


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