Monday, January 16, 2017

And We Gather (2 Timothy 4:1-2)

I solemnly urge you to preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it (whether the time is right or not), to convince, reproach, and encourage, as you teach with all patience. 

2 Timothy 4:1-2 (GNT)

And we gather in the morning
to praise, proclaim and preach.
One body with many limbs,
listening to a pastor or priest.
The message is the word
and the light we need in this day
and the next.

Those who do not know the love
binding us as one,
turn their backs
at every anointing of the bride.
Teach them,
whether they shield their eyes or not.
Speak when they do not listen.
Convince when their hearts are hardened.

His love,
taught today and tomorrow,
is unchanging.
The beacon before you,
guiding your words and actions
in the times of holiness
and those that are void.

And we gather in the evening
to give thanks for the day's grace.
A people acknowledging
their struggle,
a body soothing its pain.
We are the word He has commanded us to preach.
We are the light He has instructed us to shine.
And we are the love
He has shown us to embrace.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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