Sunday, September 3, 2023

The twelve

After Mark 3:13-19, Luke 8:1-3

From the multitude,

he called twelve,

the ones called

the disciples or

sometimes simply

the twelve, the ones 

named to speak 

with his authority.

Like the twelve tribes,

they were the ones

through whom

the plan was to be

carried forward,

the twelve planting

seeds, nurturing

new growth, caring 

and training and

discipling and

building. The twelve

would continue on

after he left.

I understand what

they learned from 

him, and I wonder

what they learned

from each other.


Photograph by Timon Studler via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Sunday Readings


Digital Resistance: Three Habits for the Internet Age – Samuel D James at Desiring God. 


The Christian Manifesto – Tim Challies.


Tolkien, 50 Years On – Sebastian Milbank at The Critic Magazine.


Fallen – poem by Mary Gardner at Society of Classical Poets.


Deconversion is Apostasy – Jacob Crouch.


1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I do wonder the same thing, Glynn. Beautiful poem, as always!