Daily Archives: 18 June, 2016

19th June 2016 – Sunday 12C

ELIJAH ON THE RUN
        (1 Kings 19:1-15a)
Heeding a death threat
the prophet fled for his life;
perhaps from himself.

Desperate and spent
he was divinely sustained
in his wilderness.

Dark night, dark cave, dark:
again Elijah heard God,
still, for the first time.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2016.
 
 
 GERASENE MAN 2
(Luke 8:26-39)
Exiled, tormented,
naked, with tombs for a house:
dead amongst the dead.

Jesus asked his name:
Legion, for his myriad
malignant spirits.

Made well by Jesus,
right-minded, clothed, the man sat
still, for the first time.

Jesus sent him home,
to proclaim the good news there
how much God had done.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2016.
 
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