Tuesday 1 April 2014

LECTIONARY FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Gospel Reading for Mothering Sunday): “Swords and Souls” (Luke 2:33-35)

A sword will pierce your soul,
As a word will prise the heart,
Taking what was given,
And tearing it apart,

Born to live by a heartbeat’s rhythm,
Living to die by the hands of those forgiven,
A gift from God to human hands,
This child, immaculate, perfection’s hope driven,

Marvelling at phrases and storing up treasures in hearts,
Birth-blessings descend, an explosion of words,
But where this life ends,
Is on a tree, preceded by the clatter of swords,

There is redemption to be found,
In this little life’s fulfilment at the cross,
And with it the weight of a parent’s pain,
Salvation is attained, but not without cost.

1 comment:

Autumn said...

Thanks for this, Tim x