He penetrates the entire cosmos,
pervades the whole world,
and makes his presence felt in every human being.
The resurrection is a process that began with Jesus
and that will go on until it embraces all creation.
Wherever an authentically human life is growing in the world,
wherever justice is triumphing over the instincts of domination,
wherever grace is winning out over the power of sin,
wherever human beings are creating more fraternal mediations
in the social life together,
wherever love is getting the better of selfish interest,
and wherever hope is resisting the lure of cynicism or despair,
there the process of resurrection
is being turned into a reality.
~ Leonardo Boff
Suggestion given to my heart each day for the last few weeks ~
Sit down, wherever you are, stop asking, stop talking... and listen.
Posted by susan at April 13, 2007 1:16 PM
Oh, Susan, this piece by Boff is so lovely. It says it all. I read a book about the passion of Christ this Lent and this short verse says it all. Jesus came to show love for all and to object to power being used against people for economic benefit. Interesting that he was feared by Rome and those who supported Rome's rule were afraid of his message of love.
Posted by: janet at April 13, 2007 1:36 PM
Simply beautiful poem. Gives so much more meaning to "resurrection." Love the vivid image of the tulip. Hugs to you today.
Posted by: jayne at April 14, 2007 7:03 AM
Beautiful poem..thank you.
Posted by: beth at April 15, 2007 9:08 PM