Sunday, November 27, 2016

A small piece of cloth

After 1 Samuel 24

A small piece of cloth
cut from the larger
a secret slice serving
as a forbearance,
to avoid doing
that which is possible
but that which is wrong,
a sign, a conviction
to submit to authority
to honor its source.

To have the power
and not use it
because of honor
because of obedience
is also called faith.

Photograph by Lode Van de Velde via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.