Sunday 3rd November – 31C

LUKE 19:1-10
They looked down on him,
a collector of taxes
and shunned him.

He looked up to the Teacher,
ran ahead,
climbed a tree,
rose above his detractors
and looked down on the Teacher.

The Teacher looked up to him,
called him down:
and a reverse invitation
into to the man’s hospitality.

The crowd looked down on the Teacher
and the collector of taxes
but the Teacher looked at them –
the one they disparaged, excluded,
looked down on,
was also
one of them –
a son of Abraham.

Looking down on,
looking up to,
Which is my default view?
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2013.
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