As I desire to gather resources and ideas to help shape and form us by God’s Story, I am struck by how much poetry there is out there on blogs right now.  Is that a reflection of Easter joy?  Is there something about resurrection that needs to be written in poetry rather than prose?   I am reminded to stop and write, not instructions but rather an Easter song from my heart.  I think I may have my kids write some Easter poems too – full of joy and wonder and new creation from a kid’s point of view.

Found this as I search the web:  A reflection from Walter Brueggemann..

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.. On our own we conclude:
that there is not enough to go around
we are going to run short.

of money
of love
of grades
of publications
of sex
of beer
of members
of years
of life

we should seize the day…
seize the goods..
seize our neighbor’s goods
because there is not enough to go around
and in the midst of our perceived deficit;

You come
You come giving bread in the wilderness
You come giving homes to the exiles
You come giving futures to the shut-down
You come giving Easter joy to the dead.
You come.. fleshed.. in Jesus.

And we watch while
the blind receive their sight
the lame walk
the lepers are cleansed
the deaf hear
the dead are raised
the poor dance and sing.

We watch.. and we take..

food we did not grow and

Life we did not invent and
future that is gift and gift and gift and
families and neighbors who sustain us
when we do not deserve it.

It dawns on us, late rather than soon, that
You give food in due season
you open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
By your giving,
break our cycles of imagined scarcity
override our presumed deficits
quiet our anxieties of lack
transform our perceptual field to see
the abundance.. mercy upon mercy
blessing upon blessing.
Sink your generosity deep into our lives
that your much-ness may expose our false lack
that endlessly receiving, we may endlessly give.

so that the world may be made Easter new,
without greedy lack, but only wonder
without coercive need, but only love
without destructive greed, but only praise
without aggression and evasiveness..
all things Easter new..

all around us, toward us and by us
all things Easter new.

Finish your creation..
in wonder, love and praise. Amen.

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