Sunday 1st July (13B)

Who is this Jesus
whose presence gathers a crowd,
good, flawed and awkward.

Crowded, yet knowing
a furtive desperate touch
called forth his healing.

Rather than condemn
he commends the woman’s faith,
healing and blessing.

Who is this Jesus
attending, even raising,
a young girl called dead;

calls forth faith from fear;
with power to restore life
in all its fullness.

Who is this Jesus?
In him is the peace of God
at work in the world.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2012.
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