Friday, April 11, 2014

Peace Be With You



Peace be with you all.

I will confess,
I have made palm crosses
from 
Palm Sunday palms
every year of my life
since learning how to
in
Kindergarten

Some years
youngsters 
in 
adjacent pews
are focused on how
this happens.
I quietly
take their palms 
make them into crosses
and send them back
to smiling faces

On very blessed years
I spend the majority of the mass
crafting palms
for those
who quietly pass me their palms
smiling hopefully
this 
spreads joy for most
but earns me
glaring disapproval
from others

I will confess 
I do not enjoy 
what I call
the mob mentality masses
I cannot speak
the parts
of the crowd
thirsty for evil
calling out,
"Crucify Him!"

Instead 
of speaking horrors
I hang my head
 praying  intently
for 
beauty
 in human spirits
and 
I craft crosses








6 comments:

foam said...

..
And also with you..

The crosses are a lovely tradition.

Island Rider said...

I would like to learn to make a palm cross. Good to hear from you. May your Easter be full of peace and an understanding of mercy.

fishy said...

Foam,
Thank you!
Blessings on you and all your loves this Holy week.

Island Rider,
I almost made it to your beach! When it actually happens I will invite you to come walk a beach with me and I will show you how to do the crosses. Thanks for the good wishes and, like you, I am glad for the blessing of mercy.

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Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Fishy.

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Aunty Belle said...

New post please