Holy Thursday: ‘Bread and Basin’

Bread and Basin,

Towel and Table

ever for His followers



Water poured on feet, and blood on wood,

speak silently this single truth-

Hold in my healing hands

the frightened feet,

the hungering hopes

of those who sup with me.


I’ll kneel in speechless wonder

before my pilgrim other:


I’ll sit and wipe the tears

with a towel of listening,

before we merrily break out

of isolation.


Bread and Basin,

Cloth and Cup

will be our Eucharist.


Seamus Devitt, C.Ss.R.  from www.emptifulvessels.com  









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