Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lent 9 -- Luke 12: 22 - 34

If I were a lily of the field
Would I fear the bees?
Or the shriveling heat of the sun
whose light is life?
Would each raindrop represent
A terrifying flood?

If I were a bird, would I consult
The textbook on wing disease?
Would I think this flux of insects
Meant a dearth tomorrow?
Would I be afraid to sing
Because I’m not the best?

But because I know abundance
I live in fear of lack,
I have forgotten God’s enough.

I have juggled my accounts,
Heavenly and earthly,
And the sums will not add up.
In the divine arithmetic
We multiply by subtraction,

And the answer comes out ‘YES!”

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