12 April 2017

First Sonnet for Thursday


VII - The Washing
At Table: Christ Mandatum Novum do
to us that we in love should brothers hold
as He embodies love for us. Thus bold
in love the nations seeing might him know.

Example: washing feet in servant's mold!
To each apostle come in turn: St Pete
refuses God now kneeling at his feet.
"An not I wash you then be gone" is told.

Yet even strengthen'd well this night unmeet
you will deny me thrice. Belov'd take heart:
you show how human weakness plays its part
til providential saving plan's complete

Reshod thus Peter sav├ęd, wash'd did go
to felling by a maid at sunrise crow.