Thursday, November 17, 2016

Demand for a Miracle (Mark 8:11-13)

Show us a miracle
to prove acceptance.
If the one
whose name we will not speak,
sent you
then miracles should ordain your path.
Show us
you are approved.


Heal the blind,
feed the hungry
and make clean a leper.
Don't simply perform your magic
on the Sabbath,
or forgive sins that cause these ailments.
We who are skeptics
need miraculous sights
to even consider
the words you speak.

So now,
while we still have some patience,
move a mountain for us
or a tree.
Tell the little girl to rise
from death.
Make the earth tremble
and the stars disappear.
Show us
the signs of the times
so that we might find fault
with the compassion you teach.



copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr