“…….and you say WE POOR CRITTERS are to carry the Good News?”


Lenten Journey Complete- Day 48 – EASTER
Biblical Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Thank you, Terri, for the Invitation to join you ~~

Cloaked Monk



8-Apr-12: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11


Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.

3 For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.








“…….and you say WE POOR CRITTERS are to carry the Good News?”






No longer in fear of tumbling rocks and falling sprocks down into the gorge;

Dear critters did march along in song and perch with tong upon their path.

No more did critters guess to wonder at the Winged Ones songs to forge

This fellowship of questers and besters of all the steep places could strath.


“Oh now we singies of our suppers and our duppers on yon crest.”

“Oh, now we skippies and hoppsies and never minds any of the rest.”

“But wait, wait, ye loving critters, know ye not of your next test?”

“For now ye must save the breath and find the talk of Good News so blest.”




“……and you say DEATH is defeated?”


Lenten Journey – Day 46
Biblical Scripture: John 20:1-18
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Cloaked Monk



7-Apr-12: John 20:1-18


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.







“……and you say DEATH is defeated?”




As all friends tumbled and stumbled and leapt and crept every so high,

Each friend, each critter and unfolk, pondered and wandered in mind of each.

As all friends loved and helped and pushed and pulled each the other with sigh,

Each friend, each heart, each mind, each soul ever throbbed with joys to teach.



“Oh, Dear Crow; oh Dear Brid, oh Dear Fly, mayisnt we be too near the edgies?”

“Oh, Winged Ones so high, do ye not leadsies usses far to close to cliffsies?”

“Ah, ye faint of heart, ye never minding of The One, the Risen o’er all dredgies!”

“Know ye not, The One has gone afore ye in death and won and risen so spiffsies!”

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