Saturday, May 23, 2009


"Then Jesus said to them, ' whoever welcomes this little child in my name, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For the one who is least among you all-that one is the greatest.'" Luke 9:48


These walls are high thick
with all the ways you won't let them in thick
with history blood and triumph thick
with people rent asunder and set aside.

These attitude are walls thick
with experiences of strangers thick
with misjudgments, misunderstandings thick
with the mistakes of the past that cling thick
like layers and layers of dust.

These days are an invitation thick
with possibilities ripe and thick
with new leaders and banners thick
with the colors of welcome and inclusion.

These moats are dry and the walls once thick
now crumble when love comes
thick with thieves and sinners and children thick
with the poor the prisoner and the outcast thick
with the love that offers all for our sake.

This love is thick with us we belong
we are thick with God when we welcome the least.

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