Jesus said, “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not mourn.’
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his deeds of power had been done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.” Matthew 11:16-24
You Did Not Dance
So wrapped up in you little world
you could not hear the music
distracted by your selfie pose
you did not see the rolling tears.
Your need to be on top and righteous
has destroyed you ability to feel
to ponder as a nation crumbles
to run as the house is consumed by flames.
Out in the streets our young are dying
they are holding one another weeping
they are singing the songs of hope
despite how we have let them down.
In our homes the babies are hungry
they are not my problem you say
greed has made you blind and deaf
you even think you are the victim.
The time will come when no money
can buy back the soul you sold
no prayer or thought can erase
the guilt that is written on your bones.