Sunday, September 13, 2015

We are not gods

After Acts 14:8-20

A simple thing, really
a man crippled
lame from birth
listening with faith
faith sufficient to be
healed, not the words
“stand up and walk”
but the faith, sufficient

They would make us gods
they would sacrifice bulls
with wreaths they would
sacrifice to us

a blasphemy

our shouting them down
barely preventing sacrifices
I am not Zeus
I am not Hermes

the crowd angry
they want their gods
to touch their gods
to be given their sign

instead of sacrificed bulls
they give us stones
proving we are not gods

Painting: Paul worshipped at Lystra by Raphael.

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