Monday, August 5, 2013

How Many Baskets Full?

Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?” Mark 8:14-21

How Many Baskets Full?

Today you wake up still a cynic
a hoarder, hungry and greedy
for the spoils of others toils
you want to believe when only
your house and belly is full.

What is enough to sate you?
Two houses an island full control
of all you survey and then
will you not want even more?

Do you not see the joy and abundance
God dancing on the dirty street
with skinned knees surrounded
by laughter and sharing children?

Love and freedom have come to dwell
standing beside you in this full boat
love has promised compassion and fullness
it we would but embrace and believe.

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