Day Thirty Seven, Wednesday in Holy Week

Kneeler 143

Psalm 70

O God, be pleased to deliver me:
O Lord, make haste to help me.

2 Let them be put to shame and confounded who seek my life:
let them be turned back and disgraced who wish me evil.

3 Let them turn away for shame:
who say to me 'Aha, aha!'

4 Let all who seek you be joyful and glad because of you:
let those who love your salvation say always 'God is great.'

5 As for me, I am poor and needy:
O God, be swift to save me.

6 You are my helper and my deliverer:
O Lord, make no delay.

from: Good_Friday reflections 2005

Jesus dips a morsel of bread,

and as we take it, we know

that Jesus was to do something human

something totally human

Jesus also faced the night, the oblivion, the abyss....

As Jesus faces the cross

he dips the morsel of bread…

and all our humanity,

all our aching for perfection,

all our striving for completion

is crucified.

and god, …and Jesus

dips a morsel of bread

And it is night.

—Linda Anchell