Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Easter Season
The shepherd knows the sheep as parents know the child.
They see the glance across the road, the dash!
Anticipate, forestall the lethal crash;
impulsive acts, the deeds both tame and wild.
God also intervenes to find the lost
to show and lead along a certain way
from gloom into the clearest light of day.
We rarely know, we seldom count the cost.
God is the shepherd, parent of each one
‘though many look not up to see the Sun.
[Year B - Fourth Sunday of Easter]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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