Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Adopted

He has been broken,
left to be adopted by others.
Sing out with graditude,
crumbs from the table
of the children
have been offered to the dogs.

Gentiles,
those of the rebel tribes
who never stood in the temple.
The unworthy sinners
who have hidden themselves
from God.

How can this be?
Hands raised in the air
by the pious
are ignored
by the One Most Holy.


The prostitutes gather,
the tax collectors
and those with unpayable debts.
They cry out 
asking forgiveness
and they are heard.

He has been broken
and is adopted by others,
not those who felt a right
to claim Him,
but the sinners
who knew they had no right.



copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

 

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