Sunday, December 27, 2020

The power of speech

After Acts 2:38-47

A few words, a single speech,
spoken as the crowd grows,
the curious and the mocking,
wondering at the noise
and tongues of fire
and fishermen speaking
languages they do not know,
a few words spoken
by the one who denied him
three times.

They listen, they hear,
they recognize the truth
about themselves, the truth
that wields a sword, the truth
that cuts hearts in two.

Reeling, they say ok, but
what now? what next?
When hearts are split
open, what do we do?

Photograph by Miguel Henriques via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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