And this is Eternal Life...

This week's blogging the lectionary (Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11) is a poem inspired by the sermon ideas at Working Preacher.


And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am bread,
Warm loaf, heavenly aroma,
Broken and shared
Enough for all
Abundance to spare

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am living water,
Refreshing, cleansing,
A benediction over your head,
trickling down your face,
Down your collarbone.
I am rain drenching the land,
Knocking the dust out of the sky
Revealing what is hidden,
Revealing heaven here on earth

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am light,
Revealing the darkest dark,
Keeping you safe
From the terrors of the night,
Showing you
The way to wholeness.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am sacred touch
That heals.
I am spit and sweat
And callouses.
A touch that recognizes
You as existing,
as beloved.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am voice
That names your pain
That names your goodness
That names the injustice you have done
That names you God’s own.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am the gate:
enter into holy,
walk in the garden with God.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am the good shepherd
Even if you cannot see me
Even if you cannot hear me
You are never alone
I am always with you

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am anointed,
The Messiah nobody expected
Calling for the world
To turn inside out,
Right side up,
Not through royal decrees
But expressions of love.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am the vine
Twisted branches,
Sticky sap,
Bringing life to you,
My branches.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.

I am the resurrection and the life,
Together we
Create a world filled with
The kindness of strangers,
Entertain angels,
Protect the widow and orphan,
Walking with God,
Each of us filled with a perfect love
That casts out hate and fear
And makes them no more.

And this is eternal life:
That we may know God and Christ.
Amen.


Comments

  1. That is beautiful! Is that original?

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  2. Caroline -- yes, I wrote it. I hopefully wasn't channeling someone. Thank you :)

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