practicing-resurrectionChristine at the Abby has offered this photo (used with permission) and the phrase “practicing resurrection” as the subject of this weeks Poetry Party.  Follow the link to read other people’s offerings.

every week I stand and proclaim
with family and friends who are family
that Christ has Risen
and thus we too are made new

every week I hear stories
of how we have hurt each other
I create stories of how I have hurt
and struggle to make amends

every week I must remember
that being made new is promise
not certainty, that I can fail
and keep practicing

written 4-14-09

I’ve written about resurrection before and thought about reposting that poem. Check it out.