Way of the Cross - 11. Jesus is nailed to the cross



11.       Jesus is nailed to the cross






Jesus, our Way, our Truth and our Life,

nailed to a tree.

How absurd, how stupendous the fact –

our little minds, our hearts so blind, so blind.

We who fear change, we who fear transparent living,

We who fear true liberty, we who fear the journey to fullness

In the embrace of self-emptying, rise up and short – ‘crucify him’

Crucify this man Jesus, whose very life radiates

That which we most deeply long for,

yet that which we most fear.

What is our deepest longing?

Peace, joy, unity, contentment, friendship, communion –

a deep sense of wholeness?

All beautiful and ours to claim.

So why the fear?

I am called to BE the very thing I so deeply long for.


Little do we comprehend

that the very attempt to annihilate Life

becomes for us our deepest moment of mercy and grace,

a gateway to celebrate forever

our Way, our Truth and our Life.



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