Love one another clothed now in Christ Morning draws near to cast out the night Things done in secret no longer can hide Thorns in his brow and spear in his side Love beyond measure, peace like a flood Washed white as snow by his precious blood
Love your neighbor as yourself showing kindness to all Work together in unity lest we may fall Wrap yourself with truth and justice put on peace and grace With wisdom and understanding we might know and see his face The Word is our sword and faith is our shield On our knees we steel ourselves on the holy battlefield
Clothed now in Christ we look to the sky And together, with one voice, we cry Lord, banish the darkness and show us the way The sun is rising bringing forth a new day The war is over Jesus has won But here once again the battle’s just begun
"With that body you should get whatever you want" And I am not just this body. But With this body I hold a heart that has loved flesh stretched across continents A beating monster misunderstood but listened too, with teeth rigid and shined like opal or mother of pearl A pounding prophecy promising something else, something else, something else is waiting beyond every time I have felt for the off switch with tired eyes With this body I hold a mind stark in its quest for answers One that does not settle on maybes or tomorrow or partial answers A mind persistent in its pursuit for wholeness for oneness for connection to other tanks of skin covered bones with minds and hearts that beat and pound and pursue just as hard With this body I hold a soul that is as vast as the cosmos. Stardust sunken in long necked jars lining across my ribs whispering answers that my mind cannot read and my heart is not yet ready to see This body homes a soul that is part moon, part star, part divinity. One that finds its homes along stretch marks and supple flesh alike One that is not dictated by the way I clothe or unclothe my skin With this body I should get whatever I want because this body is a home and it has never been empty.