Tuesday, March 24, 2020

fourth tuesday in lent

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26

in emptied sanctuaries
with the techie a safe distance,
with a few saltine crackers
and a glass of orange juice,
around a kitchen table and
hearing the words online,
with a slice of whole wheat
and a glass of milk,
gathered in a living room
or sheltered in a lonely apartment,
we proclaim your death,
O Lord,
even as we await the promise
of new days, new hope, new life,
when we are called from the tomb
of isolation

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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