Good Friday, a Response — Lawrence, Moore, UK

Mark 15:25-39


I didn’t sign up for this.
Not whips and nails,
splinters and thorns,
blood and stink and agony.

I didn’t sign up for this.
Not failure and despair,
discouragement and derision,
ignominy and ridicule.

If it comes to this,
I want to walk away too –
deny having ever known you.

I, too, am your betrayer.
And yet you welcome me to your table
as your dearest friend
for whom you willingly give your life.