This Good Friday

Crucifixion by Ukrainian artist Natalya Rusetskain

You take in all our suffering
every violent act 
every hope destroyed
each final breath.

From the cross
you see
through our denial
and delusions.
No justification dares return your gaze.

From the cross
your eyes
find ours.

In them, we see
God with us

You see
the seed of yourself
in us

and call it forth
to live
and love
the world
you died for.


Credits and References:
Crucifixion by Ukrainian artist Natalya Rusetskain. Used with permission.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2022.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013-2022.

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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4 Responses to This Good Friday

  1. Cheryl Lee Andersson says:

    Esther this is so moving.
    Jesus’ eyes find ours
    And sees himself in us
    There is hope!
    Thank you!!
    Cheryl Lee

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Esther Hizsa says:

    Thanks so much. Yes, there is hope.


  3. ROXEE FORREST says:

    Oh Esther….I just wanted to tell you how much your poem today moved me…thank you for sharing this with us.

    Liked by 1 person

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