I saw this on The Dash and thought as we finish our Lenten preparations for Easter it was a timely reminder of what Jesus did for the world and a reflection of my self in this situation.
Judas betrayed him and Peter denied him;
Other disciples forsook him and fled.
Would I have been braver, if I had been present,
And stayed with my Lord who so soon would be dead?
Caiaphas plotted, and Herod derided;
Pilate condemned him to hang on a tree.
In their position I might have done likewise,
Never imagining this was for me.
Mary mistook him and Thomas was doubting,
Paul dragged his followers, bound, into jail.
How do I meet the New Testament challenge?
Could I succeed where such characters fail?
Jesus forgave them – the thief on the gallows,
The soldiers who killed him, and Peter his friend.
His love did not fail in a world black with hatred,
His love drew men back to his side in the end.
Two thousand Easters have gone like a shadow.
This is our moment in history’s creed.
Jesus our lover is calling us forward;
Through him, and only through him, we succeed.
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts