Sunday, April 19, 2020

Salt, sheep, coin, son

After Luke 15

We must be salt,
salt with taste,
salt that’s used.

We must seek
the lost sheep, not
the 99 unlost. 

We must search
for the lost coin, not
the coin unlost.

We must celebrate
the lost son returning, not
the one who never left.

The measure is
different for men.

Once, we need to be salted.
Once, we were s sheep, lost.
Once, we were a coin, missing.
One, we were a son, prodigal.

Photograph by Andrew Neel via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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