Saturday, August 20, 2016

All Taught By God

Then the Jews began to complain about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:41-51 

All Taught By God

Often we have been told we are inferior
less than those who settled on our land
hair cut off and our languages abolished
and we are all taught by the Creaotr.

They tried to break our spirits and our wills
but in our night dreaming we heard drums
we danced and laughed to the old tunes
and watched the elders as they talked all night.

We are pushed to the margins and still holy
ignored and abused and still beloved and chosen
misunderstood and put behind glass in museums
and we are all taught by our Divine Creator.

God chose to leave none of us behind
despite the controlling rules of authorities
despite classrooms stiff and unbending
God in in our hearts and we will flourish still.

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