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Note: Reflections on the Lenten season and walking in the Jesus-way.

Dust 

Dust you are 

And to

Dust you shall return 

We have heard too often

Laid to rest

Oh Dust

Take on

Keep your flesh 

And breathe 

Oh Clay

Cling close 

And love 

We know our 

Fragility

Our 

Frailty  

We know 

Finality in the here and now 

We know 

Loss

We know 

Our own temporal finiteness 

Oh how we long to live 

Dust taking on true form

Infinite

Forever

Free

Oh breath of God 

Breathe life

Eternal

Into our weary bones 

*

Death to life

Death to life: 

Is the journey 

Declaring our 

Dependency 

Desperate state 

Starts the day 

Off with garments of denial 

On with linen ephod of truth 

Off with isolation 

On with love and comfort 

(Receive it.)

Offering others pure care

Off with stubbornness

And hardness of heart 

Take on humility and

A teachable-open-heartness 

(Again and again)

Take off the sinful self 

Put on the Sacred 

Forever-clothes 

(Don’t take them off..ever)

Move off the wayward path 

Within you and without you 

Now, Fully

Onto the Jesus-way

Walk in The Lenten Way

And 

Live 

*

Choice

The voices beckon you

Opposed, pulling

For Self or for the Other

For gain or for giving

Choose, now

Deceit or honesty

Death or life

Find that paper-way of the world even now

Crumbles: As paper masks falling

Do not fear the solid

Form of life

That awaits you

And turn

In turning

Toward

The One

There

The finding

There

The being found

*

Resurrection Dances

Leave death behind as ashes 

An oil lamp lit 

The flame 

Resurrection dances 

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