30 March 2010

A Poem for Holy Week

These few lines were in a religion textbook that I used back in my first career.

'The Holy Supper is spread within,
And the many candles shine,
And I have waited long for thee
Before I poured the wine!'

Do yourself a favor and follow the link. Savor the whole poem by Robert Buchanan.

http://www.southerncrossreview.org/48/buchanan.html


The textbook was These Stones Will Shout by Mark Link, SJ.

I'm finding myself in everyone else's shoes this Lent.

3 comments:

claire said...

Thank you for this poem, Shannon.

The end of the poem is very much the way I imagine Jesus and Judas.
For quite a while now, I feel that Judas has been framed by the evangelists for a reason they only know.

I like the version of Kazantzakis who says that Jesus knew that only Judas would have the courage to turn him in to the Pharisees so that the Divine plan could take place.
Romanticism, maybe...

Teresa said...

Shannon, I sent two prayer request your way for the basket. Happy Easter....Teresa

Shannon said...

Teresa, they were the first in the basket. Thank you so much. I can't wait to introduce them to the guys tomorrow.