Feb 28, 2012

Holy Week Prayer: We are all betrayers

Here’s a beautiful Holy Week prayer by Luci Shaw.  

We are all Betrayers

because we are all
betrayers, taking
silver and eating
body and blood and asking
(guilty) is it I and hearing
him say yes
it would be simple for us all
to rush out
and hang ourselves
but if we find grace
to cry and wait
after the voice of morning
has crowed in our ears
clearly enough
to break our hearts
he will be there
to ask each again
do you love me?

— written by Luci Shaw in A Widening Light: Poems of the Incarnation (Regent College Publishing, 1997).