Called to the vineyard,
this broken and battered place
of tangled vines and rotting grapes,
called to this vineyard, this city of exile,
you will be battered in this city
you will be broken in this city
because that is the work
of calling to this city of exile
because that’s what it’s about
in this city of exile,
this broken, battered place.
Joy yes but brokenness and
violence and he knows because
he lived it in this city of exile
and being called here
has a point
has a purpose
and the point is called salt
and the purpose is called light.
Photograph by Zoltan Tasi via Unsplash. Used with permission.