“Crying against the weight of the entire planet”

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I find it helpful to contemplate Jesus from the point of view of the poets, because they artfully get into the minds of other unsuspecting characters.  Madeleine reminds me that even Jesus needed a friend to help carry the cross on this Good/Awful Friday.

I wish we had the content of the gospels in a form like Isaiah or the Psalms.  The language of the prophets and songwriters is more helpful to me, sometimes, than the limits of biography or history.

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