Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

April 10, 2017 Comments Off on Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Artist: Thomas Wharton

Jesus, already-always-blossoming,
Jesus going
out into that darkness, Death.
Leaving us to a different
darkness, Absence.

He is going where his beloveds have gone and are going
He is going to where there is no home and is making one.
He is going ahead to
light the lamps and
open the windows and
make the beds and
lay the breakfast table
He’s going to open the garden
gate to hell, to dig in his trowel and
make it bloom children.

He is lonely.

He is leaving us home
to speak ill of him and of each other
He is leaving us home
to no home at all.

But before we betray him, he wants to feed us.

He is a rising moon of bread saying eat
and let me stay at home
in you even when
I go

We call out:
we would never leave you

He says:
That is not the point

– Elisabeth Watson

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