Thursday, April 17, 2014

Window dressing

I have long felt it unnecessary to preach after we have read the Passion.  Instead I offered a few words before the reading, and offered a period of silence afterwards.  But really, as my friend offers, the Whole Week speaks for itself.

My friend says
There are so many sermons
In Holy Week:
The entire story
Of the donkey and palms,
The strewing of garments;
The Meal
The foot washing
The altar stripping;
The exchange in the Garden,
The Cross
Oh the Cross,
The tearing of the Veil
Between Heaven and Earth;
Then the Waiting
Oh the Waiting
For the Stone
Rolled away.
So many sermons
Anything more
Is window dressing.

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