Lungs

         Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
         As God has sent me, so I send you.”
         When he had said this, he breathed on them
         and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
         
                   —John 20.21-22

God took the dust up from the ground
and breathed into it
and it became a living being.

The Risen One breathes into you
the breath of heaven;
you become a risen being.

One Spirit, one breath,
one breathing.
Jesus is your lungs.

You are sent, breathed into the world,
spoken in love, sung out in beauty,
Word made flesh.

Every breath you are reborn,
we are all re-breathed,
Christ is risen.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

April 9, 2021