Lenten Meditation by Cathy Tamsberg, written following a walking meditation on Good Friday, 2012.
“Go inward,” say the sages.
“Walk this winding road of wood to find your soul’s sweet depth.”
But on this holy day, this Friday we call Good,
my sight is drawn beyond the narrow path to blue and green,
and maple’s purple-red and pink of blooms that sway,
to white pavement clean from morning’s rain,
to brick and mortar towers that point to heaven,
to milky cover protecting prophets and apostles,
and One whose sacrifice of love did make this Friday Good.
As strong breezes buffet fresh green limbs in terrace center,
we have been buffeted ourselves,
challenged by those who would make of this day’s gift
a private act.
But traffic’s passing by our door confirms the truth,
the wisdom of those saints who built this strong community of faith
and guided it to reach beyond its walls,
to show the world that goodness was made broad,
that Friday’s gift encircles and endures,
invites us to a path made wide for all.
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