Colossians, Poetry, Reign of Christ

Invisible

Invisible He reigns, A King.

But how can a king

Be invisible?

 

He is the Visible Image.

 

We mash up Word into pictures:

Shepherd, Guide, Savior –

And King 

— there it is again.

 

We have no king,

But "Christ is the

Head of the church."

 

If a savior came now,

would we call him President?

Chief Executive Officer?

Artistic Director?

 

Might she be Principal?

Chancellor?

Speaker of the House?

 

Who do we take seriously,

The way they took a king?

 

What would it take for us to see?

 

(Thinking about Colossians 1:11-20)

 

3 thoughts on “Invisible”

  1. I like these questions and the rhythm of the questioning. I’m thinking about Colossians for this Sunday, so thank you.

  2. This is a wonderful, poetic reflection.
    I am moved by the eloquence that is springing from your painful time. I give thanks, not for the pain, but for the ineffable beauty of your words.

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