Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday (The Welcoming)


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Paschal Triduum: A Personal Journey

Holy Saturday (Interlude)

 

The Welcoming

God is like a welcoming mother
     Holding creation close.
God is like a welcoming mother
     Holding creation close.

Am I too old to come back?
Could I retrace those steps?

God is like a welcoming mother
     Holding creation close.

Am I too old to come back?
She hears the question
Because God is more than a welcoming mother.

Is it too late?
She hears the question
Because God is more than a welcoming mother.

God is a vibrant woman
     Ready to return.
She hears the question
Because God is a vibrant woman
     Ready to return.

In the silence of our despair
As we question the world around us
God is like a vibrant woman
     Ready to return.

She bends down like a welcoming mother
     Holding creation close.
She moves like a vibrant woman
     Ready to return.

                                                     ~ CK

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"…how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings…"
                                                                                                                              (Matthew 23:37)

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!" (Isaiah 49:15)

"But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother." (Psalm 132:2)

"When Israel was a child, I loved him... I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks, I bent down to them and fed them... How can I give you up, Ephraim?  How can I hand you over, O Israel? .... my compassion grows warm and tender." (Hosea 11:1,4,8)

"For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. She is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty."
                                                                                                                                  (Wisdom 7:24)

 "Lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come."
(Song of Solomon 2:11,12)


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Photo: A view from Chung Shan (Middle Mountain) near Guangzhou, China (formerly known as Canton)
Credit: Charles Kinnaird


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2 comments:

  1. Great post Charles. I love Tracy Chapman. I have her first CD and I've just about worn it out.
    Have a great Easter weekend.

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  2. Excellent post. Thanks, Charles.

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