Lenten Journey with Mary

Palm Sunday.
by Virginia M. Kimball, S.T.D. | Source:

Palm Sunday

His mother, an oasis of life,
gave us the author, the king
who rode into that city
of death, riding only to bring
victory, his gift a trampling
death down by dying, finding
life given in unending loving,
despite that real renting
of fruit tasted and rejected,

soon …
earthly power dejected,
by windy palms rooted
deeply, finding water,
grown dates to sweeten
palates with sap’s wine -
all framing a pageant
of fronds from stately trees:
life, truth hidden, and lost
until the fruiting of the cross.

On the day of her dying,
Mary the mother was crying
-- to see her son,
to be in heaven,
and all at once, in that garden of tombs,
all trees bowed down and gave her a palm.
She – like a palm of the desert, pond
of life taken to Him in anastasis!

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