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Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Centurion


duty called to
oversee a
verdict fulfilled for One
though shredded and crowned
in a Royal procession
who bore His sentence 
with quiet Dignity to a
lonely and desolate Finality in a
spectacle of death for a
spotless Lamb who
midst the guilty was
welcomed by the
din of haughty jeers yet
overwhelmed by the silence of a
Mother’s enduring
conflicted innocence deemed
this confused solution for One
whose unrequited Forgiveness
so freely bestowed seemingly
found no home but mine
with another's stark end
Redeemed as
darkness came
Light departed by a
pierced efficiency
securing the last gasp
when water and Blood together flowed
a new conviction fulfilled
my unknown need
a Knowledge born
from death’s purchase
pointed me in a new direction as
reverent tenderness
lowered Him from His Throne
then
after seeing Him in His Mother’s arms
being caressed with final kisses and
washed by tears of mourning's dew
I was left longing for
something more

Reflection/Discussion:
-How does "The Centurion" make the crucifixion personal?
-What does "overwhelmed by the silence of a mother's enduring" mean?
-What does "conflicted innocence" and "confused solution" mean?
-Describe Mary's response.
-What was the "something more" for the Centurion?
- How does the Lord's Passion affect your walk with the Lord?


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