Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
God’s Humble Face
The “everyday” surrounds Him as His time arrives
a colt tied by a door, will serve sufficiently,
the plainest cloak will be his heraldry
yet “Hosannas” are the many people’s cries.
Do you know a humbler king, a rule more meek?
So pathetic seems this mighty Lord!
Yet by cheering crowds He is adored,
a conqueror who turns the other cheek!
A cross with criminals, His final sign!
These mean forms alone express his truth divine.
[Year B - Passion Sunday]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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