Thursday, January 14, 2016

LEFT BEHIND...


RACHEL'S TOMB
in old Bethlehem
Rachel... still weeping for her children
because they are not.
 LEFT BEHIND...




From Cradle to Cross

HE+ suffered loss in lowest garb allowed,


HE+ wrapped HIMSELF+

in Swaddling Clothes

and then, in human Shroud.

.

From rented manger
to borrowed Tomb

HE+ had not where
His+ Head to lay.


HE+ owned no Colt nor Room,

it seems,

though Temple tax ,

exacted,

paid. 


Fleeing sword 'ere HE+ could walk,

Egypt hid the Royal BABE+

from death by HIS+ own nation

at His+ birth

with Wise Men's laud and adoration.


Glory LEFT BEHIND, 

not grasped,

for us HE+ emptied Himself+

for FATHER'S Will

and by Obedience 


forged a path for us to trod BEHIND HIM+ still. 


By imitation of HIS+ loss

we accept the limitations

HE+ sets upon our brow

that we might come before Our FATHER,

embracing HIS+ Salvation

now.

 
Meditation Poem by Sr. Judith Hannah + ,
Order of the GOOD SHEPHERD+
Year of Our LORD,
1.14.2016 

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