I am glad you have begun this Lenten journey, and I am honored to go on it with you. Lent is a sacred journey that has been set apart. It is a holy journey that we are invited to take with our holy God. This past Wednesday I was impressed with our poet Richard O'Connell's poem and share it with you.
Christ on the Way to Calvary
The culprit's all but impossible to find
in Breughel's flesh-packed masterpiece:
Christ on the Way to Calvary:
a cattle skull
gapes on what appears a Flemish holiday-
a flood of humanity, confident of life.
Barely discernible against the tide,
a small grey face bent to the heavy earth
beside the crushing weight of a huge cross.
A great day for a hanging, as they say,
all headed for Golgotha in a blue haze.
- Richard O'Connell
M. Randall Gill,