IT’S A VERY GOOD SATURDAY

IT’S A VERY GOOD SATURDAY

 

Today

is

a most necessary

and

noble day.

 

It is so much more

than a day

before Easter.

 

Don’t miss out

on the depth of

its significance.

 

Today we

observe

the crucible

of incarnation’s

cosmic sacrifice,

consistently harmonizing

dying

and

rising,

sagely

embracing

all

order

and chaos.

 

Today is

Good Saturday.

 

Today is about

intense waiting,

re-membering

and containing

one’s

conscious capacity

to hope beyond hopelessness.

 

Today there is

no bread or wine.

Today we remain

in absolute void,

suspended

like an aerial artist

poised in mid-air

between trapezes.

 

Today

acknowledges true

Presence

abiding in

the heart of

transforming

absence.

 

Today honors

the prophetic

Wordless Word

pregnant

between the notes

of a

colossal requiem.

 

Blood stains,

drying and

poignant and vivid,

soaked

into the grain

of the infamous cross,

give hushed witness

to

yesterday’s

surreal violence.

 

Taunting

reverberations

of insensitive and caustic

voices

hover over Golgotha’s

now silent stench.

 

Today we absorb

uncanny echoes

of obscurity

settling down

into the rancid air.

 

We thought life

would be fair.

We had hoped that

we would be delivered.

Our finest efforts

have surely failed.

Our determined

commitments remain

unattained and

unattended.

 

The Great Stone

remains presumptuously

immoveable.

Death’s last triumph

seems sealed.

—————–

“Truly, truly, I say to you,

unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,

it remains alone;

but if it dies,

it bears much fruit.”  -Jesus

John 12:24 

—————-

-Hal Edwards

Good Saturday 2013

Wauconda, IL

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