What Strange God Is This

Jesus Crown of Thorns

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 no longer see or know but can only be
A stranger to the world, to all, and to me.

What strange God is this?
Yet if this strangeness is God,
Let it be.

Dedicated to those who help me to love this strange God.

Categories: Faith & Spiritual

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