Tag: Henri Nouwen

Given

A poem by Daryl Madden whose blog I follow.
He is an active member of St Thomas a Becket Parish in Reston VA, USA and a minister at Holy Communion.
His poetry on religious themes are regularly available on his blog—https://darylmadden.wordpress.com

He took, blessed, and broke
Then He gave the bread
A miracle to all
Five thousand souls were fed

And for His last supper
Again, He took and blessed
He broke and He gave
His love to friends, professed

The chosen One was blessed
On His cross was broken
God incarnate, given
He is the Word spoken

Walking to Emmaus
With bread of which to share
Took, blessed, broke and gave
Our Lord to them appeared

And so, as His beloved
Through Him, spiritually
Chosen, blessed and broken
And given, let us be

Based upon words by Henri Nouwen
Reproduced with Daryl’s permission