Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two by Two

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them. Mark 6:7-13

Sent out but not alone
a companion always an aide a friend
this road is dusty and our thirst is mean
but we will never be left aside
or squandered in the lane.

There is redemption in darkness
healing in squalor,
peace in raging controversy
and delight in small things.

We are sent out not abandoned graced
with gifts to share an empty bag
a full heart and the hope of new life
new friends along the way.

Those who chose to reject us can
those who chose to seek Christ come
welcome all and stand in no one's way
but know we are coming nearby
you are invited and never forced.

God is with us and we bring peace.

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