Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
He kneels, and servant-like, he takes my feet
to wash, and then to gently wipe them clean
and I am purified by his esteem.
Intimate, his hands my loneliness defeat.
I feel discomfort, my unease is much
accustomed to the dust and soil-ed end.
But He, from God, would have me as his friend!
No fantasy! Who could forget his touch?
Gently wash my heart and mind - the whole of me;
and forever, I your dearest friend, will be.
[Year B - Maundy Thursday]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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