The Holy Shroud
Medieval forgery or holy souvenir
Like Jesus himself
Did he exist? Say some
Or is the story true?
And why would people make up a tale like that!
And why would people give their lives for it!
The image on the shroud it haunts us still
The crucified is risen that’s the tale
The brutalised is beautiful
Which do you think is true?
The Holocaust and Hitler
Or the inner truth of you
For we are the image of our maker
You are the spit of him we often say
But we have lost our lustre
The shine lies in the dust
We do not see our loveliness
Just cruelty and lust
And Jesus cries out from the cross
Why have you abandoned me O Lord
They wrapped him in that shroud
The risen Lord is here
Let us confess
17 April 2022