The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In Thanksgiving to St. Joseph

Ben over at the Undercroft prayed to St. Joseph for his own employment woes, and apparently his prayers were granted. I thought that this was a great idea in my own job search, so I did the same. And I got a job! Hooray! So I am offering the Foster-father of Jesus this humble poem:

To you, O blessed Joseph
Such praises I will proclaim,
That are worthy of both
Your tenderness and might,
That are worthy of your name.

To you, O blessed Joseph,
Whose shoulder was tired and strong,
Who defended Jesus and Mary so sweetly
Through nights so dark and trails so long.

For this day you have shown me
Your power and grace
And you have looked upon me
With those eyes
That comforted Jesus' infant tears
And silenced with love His mournful sighs.

For now, like you, I will earn my bread
And for a family too I will provide,
Into the Kingdom may I be kindly led
To eat the supper by the Lamb's side.

Sancte Joseph, ora pro nobis.

(And no, you may NOT know what job it is...)


At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not consider being part of Too Short's crew a job.

At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you make money writing poetry?

Your flow is more def than Eminem.
You could do raps (same as poetry?)

You could be a bizziollainaire, bling, bling.

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the job as the chief priest at the temple of Shiva in Berkeley.

At 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we at least know the type of work you're in? Pretty please?

At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The type of work Arturo is in is being a baller and shot caller.
Arturo is a true theological playah. A poet in the league of biggie smalls. Womens pay him too, just like Too Short.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Arturo Vasquez said...

As Tupac once said:

"God gave me game so I'm hustlin'"

That's all you need to know.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should also pray to St. Joseph, the patron against Communism, that you were delivered from the godless aethiesm of Marxism that you belonged to. Your Berkley Bolsheivksism was evil.
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the conversion of Russia and that she may stop spreading her errors.
Thank St. Joseph that you were delivered from the evils of Marxism and the possible damnation of your own soul and the economic and spiritual slavery that that system brought.

At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a "pimp" and a "hustla" like Too Short would not be in keeping with Catholic teachings.

Although you did worship at the schismatic altar of an adulterer.

At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the Chaldean Oracles?

At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work.

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