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Easter

 

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

The tomb is empty.

He is alive.

Jesus reigns.

Let’s dance and sing and rejoice!

 

Lane M. Arnold

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What We Didn’t Know

 

What we didn’t know

Was that our hearts

Would burn

Within us,

Just like their hearts

Burned when

The Fire

Spoke

On the road.

Emmaus-bound,

They thought,

But really,

Like us,

They were

Bound to

The Consuming One.

The Word,

Made Flesh, newly spoken,

Remade their

Leaden downcast

Faces,

Their slowness of

Heart,

Into

Glowing Ones who

Declared the Truth

Of The Risen Bread

And Flowing Wine

To doubting others,

To themselves,

Lead unto

Recognizing

Him

By

Revelation

Of the Resurrected Word.

What we didn’t know

Was that

Our hearts,

Too,

Would find,

in the burning of the dross

Hearing afresh

The Refreshing Word,

Right in the middle of

Our everydayness,

On the far side of

today’s ordinary desert,

A Burning Bush.

Bare-hearted among

Such

Holy Ground

Declarations:

I AM who I AM

What we didn’t know

Was that

Somehow,

The Word

Swiftly

Burns,

Even now all these years later,

With Emmaus unveiling.

All that is not

Holy

Is burned up.

The Fire

Invites us

To hearts aflame.

We become

Fire desirers.

O, Burning Wondrous One,

Kindle the awareness

Of Your presence,

In burning bush,

In Word along the road.

Oh, Holy Fire,

Be my desire.

Lane M. Arnold

On the eve of Lent 2010

Pondering how bright the Word glows

& if I’ll let Him consume all that is not of Him.

Turning aside, at bush or along some new Emmaus road, to notice

Holy Fire burning: Three-in-one: Father, Son, Spirit.