Poetry

Daily Poetry Devotional for Lent 2021 – Week 2

For the season of Lent, we offer a daily devotional based on a scripture reading for that day (RCL Daily Readings) and a poem that is relevant to that passage of scripture. In the traditional 40-day format of Lent, we offer these meditations for six days each week (no Sundays). 

We offer in this series a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century.

Daily Poetry Devotional Lent 2021
Week 2

 [ Thurs. 2/25 ]   [ Fri. 2/26 ] [ Sat. 2/20 ]   [ Mon. 2/22 ] [ Tues. 2/23 ]  [ Wed. 2/24 ]   

Day 10
Sat. February 27

Mark 8:27-30
 
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
 
 

The Messiah Reconsidered
Myra Sklarew

How often
and in what detail
we have imagined you.

Like the fine blades
of grass, the attention
to each wing petal
of the angel da Vinci made.

This is the way
we have counted off
the years
of your absence.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Temptation in the Wilderness.
Painting by Briton Riviere (1898)



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