Friday, February 7, 2020

Which one?

After Matthew 6:13

Is it evil, or
is it the evil one?
Before entering upon
a theological discourse,
perhaps we should first
ask, does it matter,
this parsing of words,
or is the idea the same.
Evil is the vile one;
the evil one is evil.
The reality is the same,
as it has always been
the same. Focus instead
on the other words,
deliver us from.

Photograph by Peter Forster via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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