Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Without Honor

When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place. He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:53-58 

Without Honor

They knelt at the anthem
although champions to all
they find no respect or honor
from their own leaders.

We are remembered for trouble
we were mischievous children
normal and human like all
yet our victories since forgotten.

Our own country, this land
which was taken from Native people
who would go on to fight with honor
no respect nor any honor given,

This Jesus who would bring healing
rejected for begin normal and human
a child running with other children
could not bring miracles among his own.

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