Friday, September 19, 2008

periodic reset

Pentecost +19 – Year A

periodic reset

what a story it was
everyone paid the same
regardless of energy output
productivity
community built
vocational understanding

what an experience
the most pressing hunger
is released
old bread remembered in manna
lamb stew flies in on quail wings
complaints are quelled

what a remembrance
first-thought loot
turns out to not be much
a surprise river
watered rocky ground
dried out lives

what a purpose
assurance of joy tomorrow
so strong
today can be risked
suffering for trust
for both our sakes

what a reset
coming after
every other try
has worn us out
turned us inside out
ready to create again
 

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