Tuesday, September 16, 2014

God So Loved

 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
 ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’ John 3:16-21
God So Loved

Strange exotic beautiful night
a city bustling lights and energy
ancient and modern intertwined
for whom God loved so mcuh.
Struggling with language and  time
soothed by tea and true patience
lifted by joyful conversation and song
the holy presence in each gathering.
The Divine walks these streets
we will learn from them as we let go
our shallow knowledge will deepen
as we are the stranger and the fool.
God so loved the world 
here too is where he came and died
offering love when evil rose
and gentle kindness while oppressed.


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