Sunday, February 24, 2019

The question of the question

After Luke 12:13-21

A sermon, a lecture,
a teaching, with crowds
listening, taking notes
on their hearts, when he stood
when he stood up
drawing attention and
interest and asked
his question that had
nothing to do with the teaching,
the lecture, the sermon, nothing, 
but he asked his question 
burning his heart in anger
and it was the important thing,
the most important thing,
so important that he made
himself a spectacle, or perhaps
he was just irregular
whatever the motivation, but
he asked it and received
an answer unexpected
an answer unwanted
an answer appropriate.

Photograph by Priscilla Du Preez via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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