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Agnus Dei

Updated on April 23, 2009

Into the perennial warfare

between good and evil,

the lamb of God was led-

rejected and ridiculed;

betrayed and beaten;

condemned and crucified.

Yet through it all,

amidst the unbelieving crowd;

over malicious sneers

and scornful insults,

the lamb of God

trudged toward His goal-

laden with

the burden of sin-

weary yet steadfast;

hurting yet resolute;

mocked yet forgiving.

And when His Spirit

yielded His earthly body

to the realms of death,

never did the scoffers think

that the lamb of God

would overrule the power of sin

and conquer the sting of death.

Yet, just as He said,

the lamb of God

rose from the grave,

to show us that we too

can thwart the clout of sin

and overcome death

with life eternal-

in His presence.


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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Nicely said my dear...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India

      Nice liturgical prayer. Well Done !

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      Melody Lagrimas 8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks, my friends, for dropping a comment, I truly appreciate it.

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      I love the theme, and the struggle captured in your poem. I like your use of dualities: weary yet steadfast, hurting yet resolute... It reminds me of the Apostle Paul: "We are pressed but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed..." Very cool poem.

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      Melody Lagrimas 8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks, Benjimester. Jesus indeed should be an example for us. Glad to find another Christian here.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Great poetry, very well-written. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for your comment, Cristina.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wonderful poetry Melody filled with so much meaning.

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