Month: April 2013

What Strange God Is This

What strange God is this Who maims to heal Who strikes to reconcile Who tears apart to make whole? What strange God is this Whose love burns Whose truth stings Whose mercy judges and compassion convicts? What strange God is this Who wounds with kisses Who pursues from the cross Who embraces with suffering and crowns beloveds with thorns? What strange God is this Who blinds me with love Who pierces me with longing Who lures me into darkness Where I can []

Pure Love

Pure Love, yes, I met him once Upon a tree he hung “My kingdom,” he cried, “My kingdom! My kingdom for a cross!” “Why do you hang there?” I asked. “Because my extravagance offends.” “Is there anything I can do to help you?” I asked again. “Take up my cross. Take up my cry. Lavish me on the world recklessly, wastefully.” “But, will they not crucify me too?” “Aye, that they will,” he replies. “And when that day comes, your name will []