Monday, November 23, 2009
No other fount I know
I have been thinking about blood, and in particular about menstrual blood.
One of yesterday's hymns was Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, and so of course, being me, I had to connect the two.
I thought about how Christ's baptism sanctified all the waters of the world, and wondered if his pierced side did the same for our blood, setting it apart and making it holy.
Women, in the cycle of life giving, pour out His blood in a perpetual flow of love and glory. A perpetual blood letting for the life of the world. A shedding of fecundity. A constant fount of blood and water, pierced like his side.
No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.