Go to Dark Gethsemane: Streaming Page CXVI’s “Good Friday to Easter” Day 2

Detail from "The Garden of Gethsemane" by Thomas Kelly http://thecatholiccatalogue.com/feast-of-st-james/
Detail from “The Garden of Gethsemane” by Thomas Kelly
http://thecatholiccatalogue.com/feast-of-st-james/

First the garden.

And this first betrayal:

friends asleep

when most needed; then –

another

in the wings, a kiss

at the ready;             a sword,

the sternness of armies

come to slay a spotless lamb.

 

O Christ –

I have not even a sword;

only betrayers’ kisses

heaped with pride.

Why must You bleed, even now?

When legions of angels could

take You away?

Why must You take the kiss of death

as we betray our Lamb?

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