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Men go to God when he is sore bestead, Find him poor and scorned ...
The image of a disabled God reminds us that, in Bonhoeffer's words, the God we know through Christ "is sore bestead ...
I know the tale of Malory And Arthur sore bestead, In that last battle of the sea, --But Arthur's knights are dead.
Her long-term boyfriend, postman Danny Bestead, dumped her days after she entered the house.
The folk of Christ is sore bestead; The Son of Man is bruised and banned, Nor finds whereon to lay his head.
Hence vain deluding Joys, The brood of Folly without father bred, How little you bestead, Or fill the mind with all your toys; Dwell in some idle brain, And fancies fond with gaudy shapes posses, As thick and numberless As the gay motes that people the sunbeams, Or likest hovering dreams .