THE THREE MARY’S

Holy Saturday – ‘The Absence of God’

“Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary of Magdala.”   The Passion according to John 18:1 – 19:42

Holy Saturday, the day of waiting for temperance to form and guide our Christian life.  Today also signifies that every grave on earth is a place of hope and expectation for the Resurrection of Life.  Let us contemplate deeply this gift of everlasting life.

One more thought, let us pray for all those who do not yet know, embrace and love God.  Their gift of everlasting life is also in waiting to be received by them and our prayers for them will be most beneficial in due time.

The ‘absence of God’ in the tomb of Jesus is just for today…

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BEING AWARE

Self Awareness Transfer Station by Michael Jantzen

HAIKU

HUMANS ARE AWESOME

HAPPY TO BE ALIVE YET

DREAD IMPENDING DEATH

Christ offers a solution:

“Whoever keeps my Word will never see death.”

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TERRACOTTA

Pieta (1865) by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Cinquain Poem

MOTHER

MARY’S PASSION

YOUR BODIES MESHED IN PAIN

OVERCOMES EVIL BY YOUR SON

‘NEW ADAM’

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IN MOURNING

Holy Saturday  – The Mourning of Christ

by Bela Cikos Sesija, Croatia

Free Verse

In solemn waiting

moving from darkness to light, sadness to joy, despair to hope

The Paschal candle will be lit at nightfall…

…out of darkness, let us follow the light of truth…resurrection of life…

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PURPLE

Purple Robe and Anemones 1937 by Henri Matisse

FREE VERSE POEM

MY JESUS

STANDING BEFORE THE ROMAN GUARDS

I SEE MYSELF IN A PURPLE ROBE

AMONG MANY I CAUSED YOUR AGONY, YOUR DEATH

YOUR BLOOD-STAINED ROBE FORESHADOWED YOUR ROYAL KINGSHIP AND RESURRECTION

BECAUSE OF YOU, NOW MY LIFE AMENDED

I SEE MYSELF IN YOUR PURPLE ROBE

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