Friday, January 4, 2013

Parent and Child

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:6-14

Parent and Child

From me you came but you are more
sweeter than imagining a light
shining as a beacon of love
throbbing with life filling the world
with giggles and tears.

You have grown beyond me
we are sometimes at a distance
you are flesh of my flesh
bone of my bone, never alone
I can still hear your heart beat.

You were fashioned marvelously
thrust into the world to poor parents
you who deserved the crown and robe
took to hand-me-downs with a smile.

You were challenged and haunted
moved too often you were teased
by the comfortable wealthy idiots
and yet you danced with glee in the rain.

You sing the song of freedom
and feed the hungry until full
you tend the sick and the dying
and bring life to the world in need.

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