Respecting the awesome power of words!



Photo by Gay Jenkins Kallschmidt

      In the songs and conversations,
    as well as prayers and explanations,
  if what you hear is a list
of those we should mistrust,
      instead of an invitation
    to hope ourselves farther
  down the road to community;

    if what you're invited to visualize
  is a people so other that
you're no longer able
    to recognize our shared humanity,

    then you should keep
  your shoes and coat on and
keep walking down the road a piece,
    until you find a table around which
  a narrative of grace is being shared;

    for this is the only meal
  that'll slake our inner thirst
and satisfy our deepest hunger.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins


One response

  1. Wow. For the sermon, next Communion service.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 27, 2016 at 8:36 am

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