LENT DAY 39
Reflections: A Journey through Lent into Easter
Would I recognize you Jesus if you rode into
town on public transit?
If you stepped off a bus in filthy blue jeans
and a tattered coat carrying a bedroll and backpack,
would I see your holiness?
Would I see you tenderly, quietly lay your
hand on the man sleeping in a doorway?
Would I hear your gentle voice when you
spoke to the mumbling, disconnected,
bent over woman pushing a shopping cart?
Would I recognize how your compassion
connected with the sullen, pocked-faced,
wild-eyed teenager as you shared a laugh and
Would I turn away from you, a man
who looks down on his luck, and go about my life
Or would I, for a moment, glimpse my King,
no show, no theatrics, no pomp,
the radical, servant Jesus,
the confident, silent Jesus, the unexpected,
Open my eyes.
Kairos Today @ 10:00 AM
A Blessing for Good Friday
By Jan Richardson
let all stand still
Sun and moon
Let the ground
gape in stunned
Let it weep
as it receives
what it thinks
it will not
Let it groan
as it gathers
who was thought
from Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons
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