I fell off my own writing wagon, but am picking it back up for Advent and participating in the worldwide Advent Calendar with a daily writing based on the theme and meditation for the day. Write along with me.
After the guards had released Barabbas, they turned and grabbed the two the prisoners nearest them, dragging them to their feet and out the door. They avoided the crowd, who screamed all along, just a street away. When they reached the place of the skull, the sun had fully risen and begun its hot arc… Continue reading The Taunt
He sat, leaning against the stone wall, his backside cold against the stone floor. The bindings on his wrists had worn through his skin in one spot. He tried to relieve it by twisting slightly, but that only opened the skin on his other wrist. Despite the chill, the rough linen of his robes clung… Continue reading Till Release
Bartholomew held back. The other eleven grabbed their robes and hurried on. He beheld the withered tree. Contemplated the sere leaves, recently so full of green. One moment of anger. One sinking heart after raising it too high. Bartholomew's hand slowly traced a new crack in the skin of the tree. Was the rabbi right? … Continue reading Fig
I see you in the brushstrokes of dawn. Help my unbelief. I find you in the unfolding flower. Help my unbelief. I hear you in the kindest gesture. Help my unbelief. I feel you in the sun and rain. Help my unbelief. I laugh with you in the child’s smile. Help my unbelief. I dream… Continue reading My Unbelief
I opened my eyes. Blinked. Closed. Opened. But it made no difference. A pervasive grey surrounded me. The only thing in my vision, Eyes open or closed, Was a burned image A man in such white That it lived, dazzling, in my eyes. Mark 9:2-13 Morning Prayer
“Those who want to save their life will lose it.” Judas’ felt his eyebrows twitch. Had this Jesus not promised them eternal life? He tried to calm his face. The other disciples already treated him with suspicion. “What will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?” Again, he tried to… Continue reading Ashamed