Jan 7, 2013

Gospel Reflection: Luke 3: 17

Here’s a gospel reflection inspired by Luke 3:17 (or Matthew 3:12).  It was written by Katherine Hawker.


Gospel Reflection: Winnowing Fork

(Luke 3:17, Matthew 3:12)


“He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork.

Then he will clean up the threshing area,

gathering the wheat into his barn

but burning the chaff with never-ending fire.” Luke 3:17


The winnowing fork

yielded by an unseen hand

haunts the imagination.

Tossed in the air,

the breath of God

sifts and sorts.

The wheat ground to new life,

the chaff discarded and burned.

Masks broken and useless

vulnerability exposed

spasms of grief reshaping

transition interminable...

New life emerges.

The winnowing fork

yielded by an unseen hand



~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Liturgy Outside www.liturgyoutside.net