Was the crucifixion of Jesus

something like the shattering

into countless fragments

of his Spirit-filled life?

Transformed by God

and scattered far and wide

by the wind of the Spirit

those fragments

became myriads of tiny seeds of faith

which grew and continue to grow

into the world-wide movement

we call the church,

as indestructible through human wickedness

as that God-filled life

which continues to inspire us.


It is so true

that God’s apparent foolishness and weakness

are infinitely stronger

than human wisdom and strength.

Thanks be to God!


Included by permission of the author, the Rev. Ros Murphy