Sunday, March 12, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation March 12

Glorious Cross  March 12

I raised you to the height of majesty, but you have raised me high on a cross.  My people, what have I done to you?  How have I offended you?  Answer me! (Reproaches, Good Friday).

I answer you.
Yes, you lifted me high by your almighty power,
    a gesture which leaves me very much disturbed.
For it seems to me that it was you yourself
    who once gave up your omnipotence,
    long before I dishonored you
    by scandalously hanging you on the cross.
Is it not true
    that it was you who emptied yourself of equality with God?
You despoiled yourself!
And so I saw you as the opposite image of myself,
    and even less than I am—you became a slave.
Why this self-humiliation?
As for your complaint
    it was your devotion for me
    that hung you on the cross.
Now I can only embrace it
    and kneel before your self-denigrating love.

Wash the eyes of a puppy and one day he will bite you.  (Bayombe)

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