|Prehistoric Celtic dagger|
The Mark of Cain
When God rejected Cain's gift,
Cain flew into a rage
That he had never known before.
It was a rage
Pulled, as it were, from the inside out
Because it was too large for him.
Cain named the rage "Prong-of-Able"
After the tool used in the lamb's slaughter,
For the rage had pierced him through.
Before the rage had gone,
Cain sought out his brother and slew him.
On that day,
God placed a mark upon Cain
For his own preservation.
Because of God's mark
The gift, the rejection, the rage, and the death
And would weave throughout everyone.
The interplay would remain intact
So that all would experience
And the rejection;
And the death.
All would know the Prong-of-Abel.
Then God-in-Christ became the gift.
He learned the rejection
And he knew the rage.
So Christ became a trinity of Gift, Rejection, and Rage
As they all three lay
Entombed in death.
Thus were all redeemed and reconciled
In the lamb that was slain
Before the foundation of the world.
And thus did all remain
At the dawn of Creation.
|Bronze Age spear point|