Friday, April 12, 2024

The work of a high priest

After Hebrew’s 5:1-10

The high priest chosen

from among us acts

on our behalf, offering

gifts, offering sacrifices.

He knows us and deals

with us, gently, because

he’s one of us, weak.

He acts on our behalf

and on his own.

There is a high priest,

after Melchizedek’s order,

the king of Salem who

prayed with cries and

tears, the priest who

offered bread and wine

to Abraham, the high priest 

who learned obedience through

suffering, the high priest

made perfect, the high priest

offering salvation, after

Melchizedek’s order.


Photograph by Josh Applegate via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


To My Unborn Child – poem by Jane Clark Scharl at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin). 


A Frequent Mistake: Seeking Meaning from Work – Dr. Renita Reed-Thomson at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.


I Saw Water Flowing – poem by Cody Ilardo at Power & Glory.


The Glastonbury Thorn – The Saxon Cross.


Year of the Monarch: In Sync – A Communal Poem for the Monarch Butterfly – Dheepa Maturi at Tweetspeak Poetry.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

As always, Glynn, I'm so enamored by your lyrical words that point us to God's salvation. Blessings!