“The Son of Man goes as it is written of him,
but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed!
It would have been better for that one
not to have been born.” (Matthew 26:24)

This is the day when breath is held,
when faith suspended, hope dispersed.
This is the day when choices are reviewed – to stay or to turn around.
This is the day to hand over guilt, betrayal, denial, speechlessness – but to whom?
This is the day when tiredness overwhelms – are we nearly there yet?
This is the day when wondering takes over – can this emptiness really give birth to a promise once spoken by a man of God?

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(Looking up to the roof of the Ray of Light chapel at Lumen United Reformed Church, London. Photo taken April 2012, at final service for ecumenical Living Spirituality Network, UK.)

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