A Prayer for Good Friday in the Lent of Coronavirus

God, each of us knows
a modern-day Simon of Cyrene
who carries this year’s cross
in direct service
to those who are ill,

and each of us tries
to sit pieta,
that we call shelter-in-place,
holding on fragile knees
the brokenness of beloveds —
in loneliness,
so many kinds of loss,
fear of the future.

This year we understand
what it is
to have the fabric of our lives
torn from end to end.

Simon of Cyrene, Gabriel Loire

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