Thursday, 10 March 2011

How to Hide Jesus -Steve Turner


Photos of  Ashish and Megan  at  the  All  Saint 's  Cathedral. Its  a  landmark heritage  site  of our  city.  This  church  was  built  about  200  years ago  during   the  British Raj.

Both Ashish  and Megan   are  back in Canada. Today (March  10th)  is  Megan 's  birthday. Happy  birthday  Megan.

This  poem  made  me  think  deeply



How to hide Jesus -Steve  Turner


There are people after Jesus.
They have seen the signs.
Quick Lets  hide  Jesus
Let’s think; carpenter,
fishermen’s friend,
disturber of religious comfort.

Let’s award Him a degree in theology,
a purple cassock
and a position of respect.
They’ll never think of looking here.

Let’s think;
His dialect may betray Him,
His tongue is of the masses.
Let’s teach Him Latin
and seventeenth century English,
they’ll never think of listening in.

Let’s think;
humble,
Man of Sorrows,
nowhere to lay His head.
We’ll build a house for Him,
somewhere away from the poor.
We’ll fill it with brass and silence.
It’s sure to throw them off.


There are people after Jesus.
Quick, let’s hide Him.


Poet Steve Turner imagines Jesus being born today “in a downtown motel marked by a helicopter’s flashing bulb…” Steve, rock biographer and journalist, has been writing poetry since the 1970s. He selected 12 of the poems he has written between then and now which are about Jesus. They range from the “animals, stables, stars and babies” of Christmas to the “mattress of stone” on Easter morning.

Taken  from  rejesus,co.uk

Do  visit  this inspiring  website.

May  the  love, passion  and  suffering   of  Christ become  more  real  to us  this  Lent  season


8 Fertilize my soul:

Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures...I love that song...In the Garden...blessings to you dear Amrita

Felisol said...

Great poetry for Lent.
What did Jesus say?
" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19.

Felisol said...

Oh, and great pictures too.

Zim said...

Some people think that they are better than other because they go to church, don't make anything "wrong" and they name themselves Christian. But Jesus had gone to the "worst" people, to prostitutes, drunk people, lepper man.... They knew, who Jesus is.

Diane said...

Beautiful pictures Amrita! And, Happy Birthday to Megan. In The Garden was one of my Momma's favorite hymns, I always think of her when I hear it.

I loved the poem. Very thought provoking....just how do I try to 'hide Jesus' in my daily walk? Am I guilty? Thank you for planting this seed of thought today.

Many hugs..........

Diane

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita,

Many happy returns of the day to Megan.

The photos of the Church are lovely.Beautiful Church with a lovely garden.

The poetry is very inspiring.If we hide Jesus surely HE won't like it because HE lived the life of a poor person,lived among the poor,HE was surrounded by the poor and HE even said that rich men will find it difficult to enter the kingdom of heaven just as a camel to enter the eye of the needle.

Best wishes,
Joseph

sarah said...

wow...magnificant...a place I'd like to check out.

Amrita said...

Yes friends, we can hide the real Jesus behind all that embelishments - he can be seen as revealed in the Gospels and through the holy Spirit.

Thank you for sharing with me