Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spirited Image


by M. J. Joachim
Body and spirit
One and the same
The newborn child
With a Christian name

Baptized in water
Sealed by His blood
The child of reason
Took Him at His Word

Anointed with oil
The spirit inflamed
The youth said “Yes”
To God again

Going forth
Sharing good news
Being Christ to the world
Without money or shoes

Proclaiming the gospel
Revealing the way
Of peace and love
For all people each day

To copy and share
Living up to the call
The spirit of Christ
Healing one and all


Photo credit:  Village of Christianized Tapuyos Indians, Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802 – 1858), Public Domain
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