Clergy Faith & Wellness: What path will we take when our bodies break?


Rev. Shelly Petz

3/15/2021

What Path Will We Take When Our Bodies Break?


What path will we take
When our bodies break?
Not if, but when,
For we are finite and human.
It may be a leg or arm,
Or something deep having harm.
Bodies are fragile and strong
Fantastic, awe-filled … and things can go wrong.
If you ask me about mine
I’ll seek to convince you mine’s just fine.
In truth, there is more to the story,
Will I use it to tell of God’s glory?
I often wonder how much of you I know
I wonder if there is more that doesn’t show.
It may be your body, mind, spirit,
Maybe you are strong, or maybe you fear it.
It may be somewhere in between, 
Things hidden and things seen.
What path will we take
When our bodies break?
Christ’s body was bruised, broken and battered,
Good Friday unveiled all that was tattered.
Yet he sought to forgive others around,
Grace, healing, and love abound.
The brokenness was not the end
The rest of the story is to what we might tend.
 
This is my body broken for you.
 
What path will we take
When our bodies break?
 
 



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