As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written,
‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.’
“Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. Let anyone with ears listen!” Matthew 11:7-15
My child, there is so much noise
so many ads so much distraction
love is often a wind born whisper
strange doings in the wilderness.
The dawn unfolds with gradual light
songs begin with soft rising music
love begins when we start to listen
to still small voices and hopeful sighs.
The messengers arrive early to the city
the farmer rises early to observe the growth
parents rise early to prepare the child's food
the Divine is up already spreading new life.
My dear one, listen to the elders speaking
they have learned to walk in love and beauty
they have fallen often and gotten up again
so you can be surrounded by wisdom.