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The Face of Grace

grace May 28, 2024

The Face of Grace 

We are led to believe 
that the holy one 
walked heroically into the wilderness 
bearing the strength of his father
the almighty 

But I wonder 
did this young messiah  
extend his outstretched hand
to touch, tentative as a child 
the cloak of an angel 

Did, in fact 
those feathered wings 
enfold the body of the sun-burned son
hovering for the time it takes
to offer a blessing 

Could it be 
that we read this desert landscape
as proof of temptation conquered
when in truth it was the tender ally
who made all the difference.

By: S. Elizabeth Snyder
Holy Lament member

Grief isn't an illness or mistake, it is a natural and sacred response to life’s inevitable losses. It is also a crucible for transformation. 

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