Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

there's no sense to it
it doesn't follow
we want strong leaders
powerful rulers
conquering vanquishers

presidents, kings, prime ministers
weak rulers
are overthrown by despots
or by popular opinion
or by their own inadequacy

there's no sense to it
the strong, the powerful, the vanquishing
overcame our God
executing their rule ~ and our Messiah
by capital punishment

yet God's strength is shown and known in weakness
the strength of the powerful becomes itself inadequate
in the face of divine weakness
and grace is freely shared
with all of creation

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