After Ephesians 4:1-16
Walking this path, disparate people
being knitted together into one,
one garment, one body, a body
that works as an intention
of the Lord, the body of the Lord,
pierced, a body with a purpose,
a body with a presence.
Disparate people, walking this path,
learning the way, teaching each other
the way forward, the older serving
the younger serving the older serving
the child serving the parent serving
the sick serving the ailing serving
the aging serving the despondent
serving the strong serving the mother
serving the father serving the child
serving the older.
Disparate people walking a path,
walking in humility, walking
in gentleness, walking in patience,
walking in love for others,
walking in unity, walking
in peace, walking as one body
and one spirit and one hope
with one Lord and one baptism
and one God and one Father
The people endure the journey
as they endure each other, loving
one another. Enduring one another
makes them one.
Photograph by Iswanto Arif via Unsplash. Used with permission.
Some Monday Readings
The Death of the Literary Feud – Willian Fear at The Critic Magazine.
The Mosaic Makers of Hackney – Spitalfields Life.
The Two-Parent Advantage – W. Bradford Wilcox at CityJournal.
Do We Need Regime Change of a Change in Heart? – John Horvat at The Imaginative Conservative.