Lent 42: Tuesday of Holy Week

Detail from Giovanni di Paolo, "Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane", Wikimedia Commons
Detail from Giovanni di Paolo, “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane”, Wikimedia Commons


Yet dust we are we cannot stay

awake and pray (the flesh is weak)

and dust we are we walk away

and hide ourselves in dull deceit.


And dust He is yet more than dust

transfigured with the Father’s grief;

our dust He takes up to the Cross

and dies beside a thief.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

3 thoughts on “Lent 42: Tuesday of Holy Week

  1. Incredible! This is one of my favorites. Thank you for writing it.

    May God bless you as you call us into a closer walk with Jesus while at the same time enabling us to enjoy good poetry!

    Mr. Pullar, you are one of the few poets, modern or otherwise, whose work I consistently enjoy. That’s probably because I am a word-snob with very narrow tastes. But you have a truly amazing gift, and it is a blessing to read your work. As soon as my husband can get his Kindle up and running again (I don’t have one, or I would have done something already), I plan to buy your book, load it to his Kindle, then borrow it often. Hopefully get my husband reading your work, too. It is well worth reading.

    Just wondering, do you have your books available yet in hard copy? I would love to buy one for my library. I mean, my personal book collection. That is to say, the books I will allow people to read but not take from my house. Well, you get the idea!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It means a lot! I’m not sure I deserve such generous words, but I’m really glad that I can use the gifts God has given me to bless others. As yet, there’s no hard copies of my books, though I’m still in the process of thinking through how best to make them available. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm – I will let you know as soon as there is a physical book you can buy! God bless.

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