Sunday, September 25, 2016

Eating Resurrection

The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling


You are what you eat
So eat resurrection.
Taste and see
That it is good.

See, I am doing a new thing, God said.
Do you not perceive it?
I’m eating resurrection,
Retelling the ancient story,
Reframing the pastoral picture,
I’m reclaiming creation.
Be careful what you eat.

Eat resurrection.
Fill the hungry with good things.
Quench the thirsty.
Set the table.  
Welcome all.
Entertain angels unaware.

Eat resurrection.
Every last morsel.
Drain the dregs of the cup.
Take that last swallow, and then
Breathe. You are
Full because you were emptied.

Eat resurrection every day.
It’s like manna from heaven.
Fresh dew in the morning,
Poured into a cup of re-creation.
Cold pressed by a fiery furnace.

Eat resurrection today.
Celebrate the feast.
Behold who you are.
Become what you receive.
Be resurrection.