Jesus looked up to heaven,
looked within his breaking heart.
Jesus spoke with words
and with the groaning Spirit.
Jesus spilled sorrowful bubbles,
shed gratitude, bled love.
Jesus named them, called them,
welcomed, taught, and led them.
Jesus took them, gifts of God,
made them gifts for a desperate world.
Jesus gave them, hands trembling,
to eternal care and kin-dom.*
Jesus looked to his Holy Home,
groaning, hoping, breaking.
* ‘kin-dom’ – Bruce Sanguin