Thursday, January 19, 2017

Why Do You Think Such Things

At once Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he said to them, 
“Why do you think such things? 

Mark 2:8

Why do you think such things?
Is it because some voice with perfect tenor
told you this was so?
Is it because it was written on a stone tablet?

There is much in the law you ignore.
Guidelines with much more importance
than rules about particular days
and the forgiveness of blemishes on your souls.

Do not limit
what the father in heaven is able to achieve.
His will
is beyond your understanding and imagination.
You destroy in His name
and instruct in your own.

Why do you think such things?
Did I ever tell you to let the hungry starve,
to let the withered waste?
Did I ever tell you to condemn for sin,
when only I see the purity of a heart.

pick up your burden and dance.
Your sins are no more.
They have been washed from your soul,
because love has come into your world.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

1 comment:

  1. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life (Jude 3:4-7).