02 August 2020 – Sunday 18A (COCU 50A)

(Genesis 32:22-31)
Jacob was left alone,
he wrestled a man, faced God,
was wounded and blessed

In the Eucharist
gathered yet alone we come
face to face with God

We bring our demons,
our woundedness, our failings,
we come as we are.

In this mystery
new light dawns on our wrestling;
our wounded self blessed.

We depart in peace:
One by whose wounds we are healed
walks the way with us.
        Jeff Shrowder, 2020

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