More Beautiful for Being Broken: The Flask

thepropheticscroll.org

More beautiful for being broken: the flask

The alabaster flask was more beautiful for being broken
releasing a pervading fragrance to anoint you –
the only thing you wore on the cross;
Well after you were scourged and naked,
there lingered that scent of love
lavished by a broken woman
from a broken vessel.

Is this true of me – beautiful for being broken?
Releasing a fragrance to bless –
the only thing I wear as I carry you on the cross;
Well after I am wounded and naked
there lingers that scent of love
lavished by brokenness on brokenness.

Let me embrace Your frailty;
You who broke bread to let me taste You
To help me remember You
To reveal to me the cost of love;
You would not merely view from a distance
But broke in to let me out.

More beautiful for being broken:
“She has done something beautiful for me. 
 She did what she could.
 She poured perfume on my body
 So wherever the good news goes,
 what she has done will be told.” #

# Mark 14:6-9
Image from “pinsoflight.net”; note “The Broken Jar“.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
This entry was posted in Poems, Prayers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to More Beautiful for Being Broken: The Flask

  1. Extraordinary Girl Inc says:

    So poetic

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Extraordinary Girl Inc Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.