Reflections for

Trinity Sunday, Jun 11, 2017

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Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

Poetry

Christmas Eve

Luke 2:35

Adam’s rib was Christmas Eve
Foreshadow of a pierced side
Who pulling down forbidden fruit
Set fast in motion Yuletide.

Joseph’s bride was Second Eve
Endowed with gift of pierced soul
Who bowing down to own his will
Joined God in making wounded whole.

Poetry

Creation

He peoples the darkness with stars:
Eyes in all that vastness.
He stores sunlight in his tabernacle
Meting out each day enough to gladden
The trees and moons with their changing
Colors. Vestments over land and sea.

Space is a trellis in his garden.
He scatters organelles, pods, bulbs,
Protozoa, spermatozoa, ovaries
All bursting into blossom. Every womb
Awaits the coronation of its birth.
Stone fruits and star apples.

The universe plays his tune-book.
He breathes sacred airs
Obbligatos, cantatas, Sephardic chants.
The seasons speak through him:
The timbrels of spring, the blare of high summer,
Fall’s blue cello, winter’s gusty pipe organ.
Angel rapture and our plainsong.

 

Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.