Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 102, 142, 143; Lamentations 2:10-18; 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11; Mark 12:1-11
Today’s Writer: Connor Searle
The Bread and The Wine
A Holy week meditation by Connor Searle
The suffering and sorrows of all of mankind,
could only be mended by bread and by wine.
Pain vast as the sea;
He purchased his Wife.
One death to end the violence and strife.
Our eyes spent with weeping, our stomachs they churn.
From Hell’s cavernous depths; a hunger, a yearn.
A hunger for justice,
The world set to rights,
One answer is giv’n, an innocent life.
Bread broken like bones, wine poured out like blood,
A hand-painted icon; death beaten by love.
The many made one,
The stranger brought near,
Our suffering defeated; our ransom from fear.
So drink not unworthy this blessing we bless,
discern here the Body, transgressions redressed.
Enthrone now the Son,
for years without end:
He had pity on Zion, and brought her to mend.