The New Covenant?

Tomorrow I lead what is called the Methodist Covenant Service. At the heart of this service is a remembering of the meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. Despite his realisation that someone close to him would betray him he still shares himself perfectly with them. I doubt many of us would be so gracious. This is written for all those times we feel unworthy of the friendliness of God as it is expressed in those who represent Jesus in recreating that meal. 


in my hand.

Torn by a stranger
who glanced meaningfully
for a short while

while words tumbled
from her mouth

Her hands hovered over bread
and a poor impersonation of wine



of you”.

Could it be


which would have touched
and betrayed the holy,
are welcome
at this table?

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