The man who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. (Luke 22:63)
The mouths made by Him
through whom all things were made –
The mouths in which the gift
of language was given to bless –
Those mouths now rage against
their Creator with cruel curses.
The hands held by Him
from the earliest moments of life –
The hands that hold, hug,
greet and build –
Those hands descend in fast fury
to deconstruct their Maker.
[This is the second in a group of six original poems composed for Holy Week.]