Sunday 18th August – Sunday 20C

MARK 12:49-56
Holy breath of God
baptismal wind blowing free
with change and discord.

the Teacher’s message was confusing
not the comforting
peace and reconciliation
for the downtrodden
the outcast
the poor.
a wake up call to those refusing
and those
who look but do not see
who listen but do not hear
that holy change
is resisted
yet ultimately effected
in sometimes unexpected
painful ways.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2013.
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