Thursday, February 15, 2018

Know in Truth

After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.” John 17:1-8 

Know In Truth

What begins anew in Lent's season
is an honesty of heart and mind
understanding the destruction caused
in the name of the holy and the right.

Each generation and every individual born
carries the seed of compassion and healing
as well as the germ of selfishness and greed
here today we look at what we have wrought.

Tearing down those who would be tender
building up those who use weapons in anger
covering for the cruelty and deprivation
calling it genius, the right of the powerful.

Yet we are known in truth by our maker
we know in truth how broken we truly are
this season calls us to face the ugly truth
waiting for the easter moment of rebirth.

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