Coffee too strong? Ah. Good.
I can make it an Americano
If you need me to.
This? Pumpkin bread –
It’s a November thing.
I did, yes, have a question for you,
And I’m really asking.
Why did you choose not to see?
If you had listened even for a minute . . .
You would have actually understood
And not just thought you did.
But you didn’t. You dared instead
To lecture Jesus on the meaning of
Words He wrote.
And you could not have possibly
Gotten it more wrong.
You were striking a path, looking at
The wrong map,
Fighting in the wrong war,
Working very hard at building destruction,
Shoring up your pride with
Dry rot and sand,
Foaming and sweating
In a madman’s fit
Like all our classic tragic characters.
I watch you, cringing through my
For right in front of you stood
Righteousness offering itself free
For the taking,
But you couldn’t because you had
And I am right there beside you, but for the
His ‘Come to Me’ came and got me.
It came with power not resistible and it
Resurrected this buried soul. It loved my
Dry rot and pride and foam and sweat
Into tears of awe.
I’m telling you what it did,
But I cannot tell you how,
Except that He is Lord of heaven and earth.
Matthew 11 and 12