Sunday, May 20, 2018

Abel or Cain II

After I John 3:11-24

We are to love
without condition,
because we are told
to love, that this is who
we are and how we will
be known, becoming
Abel to the world’s Cain,
the world that can kill
without physical death but
kill with words, demean
with actions, ridicule
in self-righteousness,
it is all a killing, a murder.
We are not to be surprised
for it is the natural way
when the hatred comes as
a wave never ending. It is
the natural order for the hatred
to come because we are
representatives of the very first love.
The hatred comes because
we offer the lamb.

Photograph by Tim Marshall via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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