Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Opening

Easter Thursday

The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised him at the breaking of bread.
  They were still talking about all this when he himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’

                                                                                   Luke 24:35-48


                                                  A green fuse advances                    
                                                  Beneath the steeple’s lance of light
                                                  Piercing the dark
                                                  Before the break
                                                       Of Easter day:

                                                  Before Jesus appears
                                                  To all of us
                                                  From the wound
                                                  Of the tomb,
                                                       With gaping holes

                                                  We all touch
                                                   To believe
                                                        Our disbelief.

                                                   While love, the under shimmer,
                                                    Is shaping
                                                    In His hands
                                                    The opening to God
                                                         Or flame:

                                                    That choosing,
                                                    We forge through
                                                         Or turn away.

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