I’m thinking about how your last act in John,
is to give your mother and disciples to each other–
I’m thinking about the women and the beloved,
you know the ones who stayed to the very end
became what they always were
the marginalized found family.
Your last act, was church, God.
It was so church, and church didn’t even have a name yet.
Like, there wasn’t even a Holy Spirit in the world yet,
and yet this was your last act–
in the version of the crucifixion we barely read
with a story we never preach on.
Jesus I’m thinking about
how you didn’t just tell us to love one another,
You made a family of belovedness
as the last act you did on earth.
And then I’m thinking how its a hidden treasure,
that we need to find again
it’s the Easter egg message.
Lord, show us how to do this belovedness
how to find the Easter Eggs
how to be a family,
Because surely if there is one more thing to do before we die,
it’s to give each other
to each other
Teach us to give ourselves to one another we pray.
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