Shekinah Glory


Liturgy
May 17, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Bible, Christianity, Church, God, Grace, Inspiration, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality | Tags:

This is a fragment of a liturgy that I am working on called Anthropology:

We carni-workers are raw,
the shine on our shirt snaps
have worn and sweat stains
moisten our pits
every time we take tickets
and pull the lever
swinging others
in barely controlled circles.

We call out when,
too close to our booth
someone becomes curious.
We try to create the illusion
that plastic rings can fit
around Coke bottle’s lips.

We use our cunning words
to convince gathered crowds
that steel instruments
are essential to domestic tranquility,
that the flowers quickly carved
into radishes can adorn
every table.

We can even become barkers
standing outside large tents
hoping others will think
that the bearded woman,
that tiny Tim
and the Lizard lady
are somehow strange, different.

Leader: For the body is one and has many members

People: but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body

Leader: So also is Christ.

People: For by one Spirit we are baptized into one body.

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