Sunday, October 1, 2017

How prophets are honored

After Luke 4: 16-30

On the seventh day
or the first, he didn’t rest
but stood among them
and read the scroll he was
given. He read, rolled
the words up, and sat. A silence,
a pause, the waiting, and
then the words as he speaks
and beyond speaking the words,
he scratched their hearts,
scorched their ears, seared
their souls, the fulfillment
becoming a judgment. In dress
rehearsal, they dragged him
to the cliff, but he shook them off
and walked away, unharmed.
The time was not yet.

Photograph by Ben White via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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