Exploring God Through The Hound of Heaven

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Exploring God Through The Hound of Heaven Francis Thompson lived in London at the end of the nineteenth century. He led a life that was often out of accord with the will of God, but repented near the end of his life and found God. He wrote an autobiographical poem, "The Hound of Heaven", based on his experiences. By analyzing this poem and Thompson's message, we can learn the truth of the statement "God's greatest attribute is His mercy." Thompson's troubles kicked off in the Soho district of London. The district, notorious for prostitution, was embraced by Thompson in the hope that he could find his life's meaning in sexual pleasure. Because he was afraid that following God might deprive him of other earthly pleasures and pursuits, he turned his back on God. Yet God followed. Next, Thompson turned to astrology. He sought answers to his questions and solutions to his problems in the stars. He began to live for the night and detested daylight. However, he soon realized that the stars were loyal only to God, so he abandoned his interest in them. Yet still Go...

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