Monday, March 30, 2015

The Broken Body

by Jim Rapp


“This is His body,”
the celebrant said,
“broken for all of you;
take, eat and be fed.”


“You are his body,”
the minister read,
“you are His flesh and bones;
placed here in His stead.”


We are His Body?
We, the tawdriest –
lost, broken and sinful –
the Body of Christ?


“A body broken,”
the Spirit replies,
“is nonetheless lovely
in the Father’s eyes.”


“His broken body,”
the celebrant said,
“is broken so you
can love in His stead.”

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