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Apr 13, 2009 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments

I Praise You for this Resurrection Madness

Ted Loder

Lord of such amazing surprises
      as put a catch in my breath
            and wings on my heart,
I praise you for this joy,
       too great for words,
             but not for tears and songs and sharing;
       for this mercy
            that blots out my betrayals
                  and bids me begin again,
                         to limp on,
                                to hop-skip-and-jump on,
                                       to mend what is broken
                                             in and around me,
                                                   and to forgive the breakers;
       for this YES
             to life and laughter,
                   to love and lovers,
                         and to my unwinding self;
       for this kingdom
             unleashed in me and I in it forever,
                   and no dead ends to growing,
                         to choices,
                               to chances,
                                     to calls to be just;
                   no dead ends to living,
                         to making peace,
                                 to dreaming dreams,
                                     to being glad of heart;
       for this resurrection madness
             which is wiser than I
                   and in which I see
                         how great you are,
                               how full of grace.
                                     Alleluia!

Ted Loder, Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle, Innisfree Press, Inc. 1984.

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