Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Falling to Earth

Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:20-26

Falling to Earth

There are days when the light warms
and others when it seems far away
when hearts are rattled by circumstance
and new life seems but a distant promise.

Letting go and dying to what has been
shame and humiliation shadows on the horizon
beginning again in the cold broken earth
the world turns and we breathe anew.

Spring still refusing to wake up
winter's teeth still biting and closed
we ache from the cold and impending change
and fight the desire to let go.

Let go we must as we take passion's journey
walking through the fallen drying palms
sitting at the final table, leaning in
we wait to be broken open and reborn.

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