Renita Boyle ~ Day 17 NaPoWriMo Posted in faith

(Intended to be read out loud as part of Maundy Thursday Communion)

 

I take this bread as if it were a splinter from the cross

where the raw flesh of God did bear my sin and what it cost.

         I take this bread and eat it, this body broken in pain.

         I take this bread and remember until you come again.

 

I take this wine as if it were a drop of crimson blood

washing through with cleansing power from the Son of God.

       I take this wine and drink it, this blood that rids my stain.

       I take this wine and remember until you come again.

 

I take this cup as if it were a symbol of your grave,

empty of all but joy-filled hope, proof of your power to save.

       I take this cup and grasp it, this promise I retain.

       I take this cup and remember that you will come again.

 

I take this life as if it were mine and mine alone.

I take this life and give it back as I bow before your throne.

       I take this life and give it, I long for you to reign.

       I take your life and remember that you will come again!

 

Renita Boyle

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