Sunday, March 27, 2022

The last healing

After Luke 22:47-53

In the midst of betrayal,

surrounded by guards

and soldiers, the chaos 

of surprise and upset,

the mutters and curses

of elders and priests,

the kiss to identify, 

a sword drawn and used

to slice a servant’s ear, 

he says no,

enough of this,


and he reaches

to the servant,

touching him, 

healing him,

restoring him,

and even then,

this last healing,

a sign and proof

demanded all

along, is ignored.

What could not

be done in light

must now be done

in darkness.


Photograph by Zalmaury Saavedra via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I got God-bumps reading this one.
Blessings, Glynn!