Respecting the awesome power of words!

Riff on the Bard’s Nunnery Scene

(based on Luke 12:22-34)

Luke 12:34
For where your treasure is, 
there your heart will be also.
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Photo by Ben Padgett

To fear or not to fear,
that is the question;
whether 'tis nobler in the spirit

to suffer the slings and arrows
of hatred and violence,
or to seek and speak faith
against a sea of utter despair
and by opposing desperation,
give wings to hope.

To serve, to waste
idly by no more;
and by service to say we stand –
yea sit in silent solidarity –  
with the heartbroken,
so separation and alienation
are no longer parasites attached
to the vultures of injustice.

To serve, perchance to dream –
ay, there's the rub –
a kingdom whose dream come true
it is God's desire to deliver.

For in service to others,
what hopes may remain aloft
long after our stage exit's complete
are universal winds of divine design.

To finally recognize the treasure
of one another as our heart's
only resting place;
this is the sum and purpose
of our faithful gathering.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins


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