Way of the Cross

 

 

 

 

way of the cross

 

 

 

 

 

  

Living everyday dying

 

 

into eternal life

 

 

A little note:

Within this beautiful place

the sacred space of God’s presence,

a miniscule expression of God’s wonder

meanders ‘the Way of the Cross’ (Via Dolorosa)

            in fact - the reality of nature itself

            in the mystery of living, dying and resurrection.

 

We, God’s pilgrims graced with time to ponder

the glory and pain of Truth

risk to encounter

the wonder of the fragility of life

the wonder of the fragility of my life

the wonder of the fragility of Christ’s life.

Our lives are like the grass of the fields -

here today and gone tomorrow.

 

Would our short span of life

witness to life lived to the full?

 

Prayer:

Jesus, the Christ

you, who are the Word

flowing from the depth of God,

your agony in the garden was

not so much about the

the upcoming persecution and the Cross

as it was about

the horror of your purity and immense love

facing the domain of the darkness of evil.

For love of me, for humanity you opened yourself

to embrace into your very being

the crushing weight of our sin

that we may celebrate fullness of life.

You knew that this act of love demanded the cross,

just as you knew that this outpouring of yourself

will in ages to come be forgotten, ignored, even jeered at

and that the emptiness of time past would be our suffering today still.

 

Yet with all this insight you remained true to your call -

to make known the love of God, even if it cost you your life.

How misguided our choices in trying to fill the void within - that deep longing for you.

We focus on the riches of the world and miss the richness of your love.

 

Christ, may our reflection of your journey of love for us

open our eyes to the longing you and I have for each other. 

Fill our hearts and lives with a conscious and deep

experience of you.

 

 

 

                                                                                         

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