Saturday, October 30, 2010

creationary: Luke 19 and Zacchaues as babe in womb

A creationary: a space to be creative with the lectionary. For more resources go here.

I’ve been pondering this art image through the week, from the so visually helpful, Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lectionary Resource (which offers art in relation to the Lectionary readings) in relation to the Zacchaues story. It suddenly struck me how “fetus like” is Zacchaues. Not sure it’s the artists intent, but the linking between Zacchaues and that sense of being born again got me thinking …

like a baby in womb

Held by tree cleft
Like needle eye
rich baby this one

like umbilical cord
stretching toward

Toward heartbeat
with life
of the Christ

I see you, little babe
I’ll grow you, little babe

Toddler step down
Teenager make meal

Challenge us
Sorry in cash
and half my retirement
So boldly brash
little babe to man

Posted by steve at 07:58 AM


  1. Great worship resource you pointed to bro.
    Cool poem

    Comment by Nigel — October 30, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

  2. Thanks Nigel. I reflected on a further twist today: just as Zacchaues as an individual is born again into radical discipleship; so corporately the church today, the people of God, can be born again into radical discipleship ….

    as we let God see us, sit with us, share our life, so we can respond in radical, incarnational mission


    Comment by steve — October 30, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

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