Friday, April 12, 2013

A Room of My Own: Stained Glass Butterfly Haiku

Version I

Jesus shouted, "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?" which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

It is finished ...
a stained glass butterfly
circles in my mind


Version II

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

It is finished ...
a stained glass butterfly
circles in my mind


Note: L1 refers to Jesus’ last words from the cross.

1 comment:

  1. Below is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry, entitled The Sayings of Jesus on the cross:

    The Sayings of Jesus on the cross (also called the Seven Last Words from the Cross) are seven expressions traditionally attributed to Jesus during his crucifixion, gathered from the four Canonical Gospels.[1][2]

    The seven sayings form part of a Christian meditation that is often used during Lent, Holy Week and Good Friday. The traditional order of the sayings is:[16]

    1 Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
    2 Luke 23:43: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
    3 John 19:26-27: Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
    4 Matthew 27:46: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
    5 John 19:28: I am thirsty.
    6 John 19:30: It is finished.
    7 Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

    Traditionally, these seven sayings are called words of 1. Forgiveness, 2. Salvation, 3. Relationship, 4. Abandonment, 5. Distress, 6. Triumph and 7. Reunion.[17]

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