Sunday, November 10, 2019

How to describe a friend

After Philippians 2:19-30

How he said it, describing
the friend he was sending
to help: my brother,
my fellow worker,
my fellow soldier,
your messenger,
your minister to my need.

My brother: someone as close
   to me as one sharing
   the same parents.
My fellow worker: toiling
   with me in the vineyard,
   on the farm.
My fellow soldier: fighting
   alongside me, for this is
   a battle, this is a war.
Your messenger: he comes
   from you, is sent by you,
   to communicate with me.
Your minister: he was
   appointed by you to come
   to help where needed.
And more: the one who
   almost died.

Photograph by Tyler Nix via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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