Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
Guarding Against Life
They place a guard at Jesusí tomb, for fear
that life will somehow enter in and spoil
their deadly work, their presumptuous toil!
But God will not abandon, Whom God holds dear,
and soon the dead leaves rustle in the night
the Spirit-wind invigorates stale air;
tombs burst open, life is everywhere!
And Jesus Christ is risen in Godís might1
God abhors the vacuum that is death
will fill it soon with Loveís all-powerful breath.
[Year B - Holy Saturday]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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