Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lectio Divina: The Way of the Cross, by Jean Debruynne

The Way of the Cross is a wonderful poem/meditation in "twelve stations" that is available on the Web site of the Order of Saint Benedict. Below is an excerpt from this poem:

Station Eight

They came to see a conqueror
and here is a lamb led to the slaughterhouse.
They expected a bronzed
dynamic body
with fine muscles and a smile like steel
and they find a common convict.
They dreamed of a messiah
and find a worm.
They came to acclaim a miracle,
but this time
the water does not change to wine:
it is blood which is poured out.

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