Friday, December 7, 2012

Incarnate Word

I get lost in language;
liturgical repetitions
theological machinations
religious incantations

too much is repeated too often
and I ignore, or don't see
the Divine right in front of me

we tend to get lost in words
buried in our precious books,
clever theological manipulations
of language pointing to ourselves

words have power, to be sure
in the beginning was the Word ...
and words, language, theology
tell us who we are

Child of G-d, Beloved of God
Given, Shed, for You

sticks and stones may well break us;
words can tear us down

and Incarnate Divine Word
can, and does, rebuild
what is now broken

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