Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday April 17, 2014

God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob
God of Fire
You who are the first, You became the last
You who are everything, You became nothing
Gratuitously, just for love, because You are love
You kissed the feet of those who would abandon you
You blessed your muderers–yes, that’s me
You want to join us and enter us and be part of us
As humble bread and wine
This is Your throne, Your scepter, Your host:
Simple, humble love, longing for the beloved.
Let me fall silent and just contemplate now.
Let me long for You as You long for me.
Let me dwell in You as You dwell in me.
Let me embrace You, love You and cherish You.
Let me wipe my tears on Your feet.
I just want You.

P.S. I have an explainer on Holy Thursday up at The Week.


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  • mochalite

    So very beautiful! Here is the unity we pray for … meditation on the Triune God and His unbelievable work for us in the person of Jesus the Christ. Your poem also reminds me of Psalm 63:1-8

    O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

    To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

    Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

    Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

    My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

    When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

    Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

    My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

  • Thank you…yes, thank you.