Monday, March 13
The Rejection at Nazareth
It was her last act of service,
to offer herself as a mirror,
to illuminate the dark corners and crevices,
to dispel the delusion of complete acceptance,
unity and communal love,
to birth the opportunity, the invitation to go deeper,
to see what we would rather not,
to love beyond our comfort zone,
to connect through an act of will and faith.
“St. Paul would be proud,” someone said,
“because it would have been easier, more polite,
simply to ignore the uncircumcised rather
than wrestle with what separates us.”
It is true that the only path to communion
is through our brokenness.
And some were shocked
and some were scandalized
and some succumbed to temptation
And some were grateful
and some were supportive
and some were grieving
She hung from the cross looking down,
a living sacrament,
realizing how many friends had abandoned her,
suffering the separation from those who remained.
But for those with faith,
for those who know The Spirit,
there is redemption and resurrection…
and new life.