Ash Wednesday

Lord Jesus Christ, Wisdom of God, teach me.
The Serpent said: “Ye shall not surely die”;
Then, too, St Peter, echoing the lie.
“Shall be as gods” – ah! that promise of our lust! –
You spurned; and in Abba’s “ye are dust” placed trust.
The dust-marked brow answers: “In Christ, I die.”
Lord Jesus Christ, Wisdom of God, teach me.
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Posted on March 3, 2014, in Poetry, Theology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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