Poem/Prayer for Worship

Poem/Prayer for Worship by Thom Shuman
Will I . . .?
will i lay my cloak before you, when they arrest you on olive mountain, or pull it tighter around me fading into the ranks of the deserters; will i shout: 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!' when they parade you before the authorities, or will i tell any one - and every one - around me that i never met you in my life; will i lay my palm branches at your feet, as they march you to the tomb, or turn away as the ashes of my hopes are rubbed into my shattered heart? (c) 2006 Thom M. Shuman

(Comments to Thom at tmshuman@fuse.net.)

Greenhills Community Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio