Messy Mystery

While I was singing the Mystery of Faith that follows the words of Consecration, I was totally overcome by the stark reality made truly Present as Food and Drink in Christ’s “holy and venerable hands.”  The immensity of the God given, the highness of the price paid, the fiery depths wrought in transubstantiation, the madness God revealed in becoming edible and drinkable.  So, a fragmented poem was the best I could do to contain the mystery’s unsettling untidiness.

Stripped Bare

Bread

unsettled by tremors,

quaking deep

beneath the shadow

of a High God

bent low;

naked mystery

stripped by fury,

love laid bare.

Bread-soaked,

grape-bled

lavish-pours,

wasted, spilled,

reckless mercy.

Consume a Food

intoxicated,

bewildered,

drenched,

gloried,

Tree-bled

God.

We adore.

Amen.

This entry was posted in Prayer.

One comment on “Messy Mystery

  1. Kevin Akers says:

    I like that one Tom! God Bless you and your family my friend!

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