Saturday, November 19, 2016


Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14 


Some think shame inhabits the humble
Others see a fool who cannot be aggressive
God sees a child email who knows home
At home seated at the table of the Lord.

The winter sun rises for usome all today
Sending frost and wind into the ether
Light removing hate and teaching
The soul to sing in the heavenly chorus.

There are poor children on the street
Where God himself does dwell
Dressed in the dirty rags of homelessness
Dancing the sweet celebration of humility .

Humility is the dance of true leadership
Willing to give us a seat for the broken
Happy in the face of harsh cruel words
Knowing love has taken root in the heart.

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