On Thursday of Passion Week, Jesus ate the last supper with his disciples, prophesied that they would scatter because of him, and prayed in Gethsemane with a soul full of sorrow. This is a poetic reflection on those events.
April 17, 2014
Thursday of Passion Week
See him in the upper room
With all of them together.
So much to say, so much to pray,
Before the night is over.
See him break the bread and say,
“My body, take and eat.”
Then the cup, raised up: “My blood
Poured out for you—now drink.”
See him warn them, “This night you
Will fall away and flee.”
Then Peter, louder than the rest,
Says, “Everyone but me.”
See him at Gethsemane
As he kneels to speak,
With sorrow in his holy soul
And friends whose flesh is weak.
See him fall upon his face:
“O Father let this cup
Pass from me, yet your will be done,
For you shall raise me up.”