On the Table, April 8 through 14

Oh no! I’m afraid our resident poet, Mike Croghan is caught in the event horizon of National Poetry Writing Month! I made a simple request of some verbiage for the On the Table for this week (since he’s taking the lead on content) and he composed this fantastic poem!:

poetic
contemplative
kenotic
do these words impress you?

(they certainly impress me)

if so, then you
(like me)
might be missing the point
of st. paul’s transcendent
(no)
of st. paul’s surpassing
(no)
of st. paul’s gentle
yet powerful hymn
about jesus’ fully intentional
path of descent

from one who was
“in the form of god”
to a donkey-rider
(yes)
to an abused prisoner
(yes)
to one who sacrificed himself
even through death on a cross
for his friends

this path may be unfamiliar
to me and you
let’s see if we can discover it
together

Join in the enlightenment and inspiration this Sunday morning at 10:15 at Good Shepherd UMC.

mikestavlund

Mike is a solid, stand-up guy that enjoys writing poetry and prose, hanging out with family and friends, and long walks around a Weber kettle grill.

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