Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gamaliel's lament


After Acts 5:17-42

These hotheaded priests
these rich young rulers
always ready to strike,
to smite, extremists
in an extreme time,
ignoring the obvious,
the rays of the sun,
the drops from the clouds,
the testimonies of the prophets
before. If it is not from God
it will perish. If it is from God
no one can stand against it.
Let it be.
Bring me my scrolls.
Bring me my wine.


Illustration: Gamaliel with students (British Museum).

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Would that powers that be today could be as wise as Gamaliel and realize that the proclamation and power of God's truth can't be eradicated. Would that those who claim His name would concur with the apostles: “We must obey God rather than human beings!" no matter what "law" dictates otherwise.
Blessings, Glynn.