Lectionary Poetry – Lent Week 5 (12 months A)
With the beginning of a new church year, we have published a new feature on our website, a weekly contribution to poetry that is in line with this week's readings (Revised Common Lectionary).
Here we offer a wide selection of classic and contemporary poems by various poets that stimulate our imagination with how the biblical text speaks to us in the 21st century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will preach these texts next Sunday, but also for members of the Church in the pews to prepare our minds for the encounter with the biblical texts.
"Freedom, justice, peace and lasting joy (arise)
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as a poet. "
– Walter Brueggemann
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Lent week 5
<<<<< poems from last week
*** For Lent, we add an additional poem every week that is not tied to a specific reading, but fits the Lent topics of mourning and lamentation.
Ezekiel 37: 1-14 >>> Lectionary poem
Psalm 130 >>> Lectionary poem
Romans 8: 6-11 >>> Lectionary poem
John 11: 1-45 >>> Lectionary poem
Additional Lenten Poem >>> Lectionary