Tuesday, 5 May 2015
“Into the mountain” Jesus went to pray
Before His choosing of the twelve, as when
The he-goat picks its solitary way
Among the heights; and He went thus again
To be transfigured, shining as the light
For chosen ones to see. And was abroad
Upon the mount of Olives that He might
Have undisturbed communion with His God.
A he-goat is a sacrificial beast
Fit for a prince, who would be covered by
Atonement through its blood made by the priest:
For our atonement Jesus walked to die.
But now He draws us to those heights apart
Where His joy leaps, to satisfy His heart.
(Leviticus 4: 22-26; Song of Songs 2: 8)