Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Lent 2, Yr C)

TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE THIRD DAY
(Luke 13: 31-35)

Today where sun rises on hills of fresh sorrow
          tomorrow where stars set upon fields of old pain
we will do the day’s work to bring comfort and healing
          for this is Christ’s labour, fulfilled the third day

Today where souls suffer, despairing and fearful
          tomorrow where whole lives are crushed under strain
we will do the day’s work to bring peace, to bring courage
          for this is Christ’s labour, fulfilled the third day

Today where the parched and scarred earth yields no bounty
          tomorrow where war-weary ground gives no grain
we will do the day’s work to bring hope to the hungry
          for this is Christ’s labour, fulfilled the third day

Today where the foxes of evil still threaten
          tomorrow where tenderness so often is maimed
we will do the day’s work to bring love and compassion
          for this is Christ’s labour, fulfilled the third day

Today where the forces of greed rule the kingdoms
          tomorrow where powers of death hold their sway
we will do the day’s work to bring justice and caring
          for we are Christ’s labour, fulfilled the third day

Copyright ©2016 by Andrew King

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2 thoughts on “Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Lent 2, Yr C)

  1. Mike Beauchamp says:

    Turned this one into a song yesterday. Same day as you posted it. New record. 🙂

  2. lindasaffrey says:

    Another profoundly beautiful piece. Thank you.

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