This is an image of a modern soldier's helmet.

The Helmet of Salvation

For the helmet of salvation that we don

and the trouble that we have to keep it on,

it’s no wonder that we falter

with the mind of a defaulter

when the hope to rest in Paradise is gone.

salvador dali, the accommodations of desire, desire, sin, james

A Limerick on Desire

For humans, desire can toll

a sense of success for the soul;

but death will begin

with the meaning of sin:

desire that’s out of control.

This limerick is inspired by a couple of lines from James’s epistle to the tribes of Israel:

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:14-15)

The featured artwork is The Accommodations of Desire by Salvador Dalí, one of my favorite surrealists.