Sonnets to enhance the Lectionary
Introduction to the Gospel for Lent
The Path Less Traveled
Two paths denote the way ahead, the choice is stark
the one a prudent road, a cautious route;
the other, no easy place to put one’s foot
ascends the heights, arises from the dark -
like Abraham embarks at ninety nine -
a new adventure of obedience;
or Jesus’ final cry, which heaven rends.
The hidden way, of ambiguity, a sign.
Outcome unclear until the course is done
All is revealed but not until you’ve won.
[Year B - Lent 2]
Archdeacon Harold Macdonald
Lyrics: When Jesus Came
Background tune: The Water is Wide
Sonnets to Enhance the Lectionary
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