Death… ( and life)

What made you weep

at Lazarus’ tomb,

You who were about to bring forth

life?

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Did the deep darkness of death touch your soul as your heart

broke with the broken ones who met you there?

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Timely or untimely death comes…

and all should mourn the loss of life,

whatever form it takes…

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Perhaps we need to learn to weep,

to mourn, to wail, to wait with our injured souls

to acknowledge the bruising of our hearts…

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Death cannot,

simply be dismissed,

will not be ignored…

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So you mourned him before you

raised him…

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Then later in the garden

you took time to mourn yourself,

to wrestle with the darkness,

 not shrinking from the pain,

while others slow to follow slept!

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So lead me through this valley,

sit shiva with me,

and bring your tears to soothe my aching soul…

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Then, when I am ready feed me,

lead me,

and love me through to life…

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About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, and 2 lovely granddaughters). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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