A Prerequisite To What Is Required

They will huff and puff in hopes
of converting you to their limited vision:
By god whatever you do find some gesture
to resist this missionization, and practice it.
Like an ax coming down into a log,
this gesture will dent your consciousness,
wedging it wider, splitting you further asunder.
Only by such discipline can we walk humbly
the bridge between this shore and the other shore.
Only in such defiance lies the hope that we
might act mercifully and love justly.

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  1. Gwen Acres on May 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    More, so much more…
    Thank you!

  2. Susan Irene Fox on May 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Hearts filled with love and mercy are unseen, just as the One in whom we put our faith. The actions that come from those hearts sometimes occur after years of swimming upstream, laying eggs instead of seeds. The salmon may die from exhaustion, but the hope is in the eggs.

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