The Work of Easter –Aotearoa / New Zealand … words of Rosalie Sugrue

Rosalie Sugrue writes — inspired by my “Work of Easter” a couple days ago and her own context!

With thanks to Thurman and Tirabassi
(A note to those down under: too many words for Jim Strathdee’s tune)

When the song of the wind starts to growl,
when the clouds dim the sun in the sky,
when the chocolate eggs are melted,
and the bunnies back to being pests,
the work of Easter begins:
to visit the those who can’t get out,
and those who won’t remember
whose only moment left is now.

Winter prods and
Easter prompts us:
to write cards to friends not on the net,
to stand up against oppression,
to notice discrimination,
and write emails and submissions
to hassle those who hold the power.

Winter prods and
Easter prompts us:
to move from
complacent indoor comfort
by turning thought to action
and see Christ alive in justice
and find compassion risen indeed.

To bring the peace where we can pass it,
share hosannas beyond church
and hold Alleluia warmth as music in our hearts.

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