Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Come and See

The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter). John 1:35-42

Come and See

There is no way to know
the life of another
but to stay with them
to dwell in the habitation.

There is no way to love
another but to follow them
to eat with them and suffer
the daily challenges they face.

There is no way to find
the way to peace and joy
except by stepping out
and leaving the familiar behind.

There is no other way to see
the place love inhabits
except by going and seeing
taking others along.

There is no way to be alive
but to risk failure and loss
throwing caution to the wind
and embracing love.

Come and see and live
come and know that love
is real and present and able
to change the sorrow to joy.

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