May 27, 2012

Facing the Corporal

A priest’s prayer...

If I set the table
will you here abide?
Is this small space able,
just four hand-breadths wide,
by your Word,
blessed Lord,
for you at my side?

Heaven cannot hold you,
Solomon once said.
Can this plate and can this cup,
can this wine, this bread?
By your Word,
blessed Lord,
here I lift you up.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG
Pentecost 2012 — my 1,000th post at this blog


June Butler said...

What a lovely poem in celebration of your 1000th post, my friend.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Thank you, Mimi. The first stanza popped into my head this morning before worship, and the second afterwards. Then I realized it was post 1000. Something must have been clicking... ;-)