I don't know about you, but I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to collecting helpful quotations, images and poems. Maria Kondo could have a field day decluttering my office. It goes with the territory of being a retreat leader and a writer, I guess. In my world, I find I can never have enough new and different resources; things which spark my imagination and bring new insights. And I guess that's true for those of us who lead worship too. Different perspectives are always helpful when we're opening up the scriptures.
So, if you're still looking out for poems or meditations to enhance your Easter services, I might have the answer. The Gift of a Cross is just such a resource. With seventy meditations, following Jesus from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem through betrayal and crucifixion to death and resurrection, this will enable your listeners to explore the story of the cross from the inside out.
Copies are still available from here at the knockdown price of £3.50. I'd love to send you a copy.
You can get a taste of my Easter meditations on my poetry page.
the blood splashing red onto earth
as the dice
and bounced over dusty ground;
Extract from 'Jocular Game'
Have a truly blessed Easter.