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Radical Imagery by Raymond A. Foss
Provocative imagery
In the words of the scripture
And the words of the pastor
Describing the Christ
For the readers in Colossae,
The listeners in Concord
Words to reassure, give hope,
To be sure; but there are other,
Complicated, fighting words,
When honestly written, uttered
For a loving purpose
We are challenged from our complacency
Emboldened with a richer image
A Christ who is more human perhaps;
But is that a bad thing
When juxtaposed with the awesome images
Carved into the scriptures,
A summation of Genesis, the Gospels
Many of Paul’s letters,
All synthesized in the regal imagery
Challenged by the pastor’s words,
Reflections in society’s mirror
In seeing the whole Christ,
Our risen, loving Savior.

November 25, 2007 4:50pm
Based on Colossians 1:11-20 and the sermon,
“Imaging Jesus”, by the Reverend Lori Eldredge,
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
November 25, 2007
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