Wednesday, October 31, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 168



"If they do this when the wood is green...what will happen when the wood is dry?"

Monday, October 29, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 167




Two "sons of the father", Jesus - son of the Father of self-donating love and Barabbas - son of the father of sacrificial violence.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 166



Pilate interrogates Jesus. Capitulating to the demand of the crowd he frees Barabbas.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 165





Jesus judged by his accusers. But in fact it is Jesus who is the judge. Starting from this point all of history will be judged by how people respond to this revelation, the revelation of the cross.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 164



Peter around the fire in the courtyard where Jesus is being interrogated…while he was speaking in denial of Jesus, the cock crowed, and the Lord looked at him.
He remembered the word of the Lord and went out and wept bitterly.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 163




In the couryard of the High Priest Peter gathers with the crowd around the fire. And a servant girl recognizes Peter…sees him in the fire light.

Friday, October 19, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 162




Suffering and death – cannot separate Jesus from his relationship with his Father

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 161




The Passion...Jesus is handed over.
The betrayal with a kiss...but love is stronger than death.

Monday, October 15, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 160




At the Mount of Olives...the agony in the garden. Jesus' prayer, "Not my will, but your will be done."
Sweat mixed with blood...the temptation to bypass the cross and forsake his mission.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Correction to Previous Post

A kind and attentive follower of this blog informed us of a duplicate audio track in the posting of Parts 152 and 153 of the Poetry of Truth series. We have corrected this error and have updated the audio track on Part 152 posted on 9/29/12.

Thanks again to all who follow these excerpted posts. We hope you find them helpful.

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 158




Jesus' mission is understood in retrospect...no one 'gets it' until after the fact.
Jesus says to Peter, "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 156




In the upper room: after Jesus has shown the disciples how to break and give away their lives...a dispute arose as to who among them was the greatest.

Friday, October 05, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 155




The breaking of the bread...Jesus tries one last time to get across to the disciples what they need to come through the experience of his crucifixion and death (and their scattering) so that they may come back together (gathering) at the resurrection.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 154




Preparing for the Passover meal - the upper room - the last supper ending in total failure...

Monday, October 01, 2012

From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 153




Luke ch 22 - "Now the time of the Passover was approaching and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus..."