B A C K
A four-letter word – with a punch!
Reviewing Veil a final time
it suddenly came to me:
see how this word occurs
from time to time, Sean…
At the end of the very first scene,
Azarias cries out to Yahweh:
“Give me back my son!..
Give me back my son!..”
And at the very close of the drama,
Ruth to her son after exorcism:
“Yes, Misach… you are home now…
back to us…”
That word, again. ‘Going back.
‘Turning back… ‘Returning…
Turn back to Me with all your heart.
See the Prodigal Son
as he journeys back to the Father…
The invitation is there for all –
in need only of a response,
the urge to…
You and I, then, whoever you are –
bumping, scrambling, limping –
yes, betimes, for sure –
but never, ever, staying down!
Again to our feet, struggling,
swaying, supporting, lurching,
as we journey back…
back to the One
who forever forgives.
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“I doubt you will come across an angle on the story of Jesus’ passion and death which even remotely reflects what is to be found in this play. It is truly sui generis, one of a kind.” Martin Hogan. (retired) lecturer in Sacred Scripture, D C U