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Rated: E · Poetry · Religious · #2142624
Inspired by Matthew 23:13-37
Of course
judgment, mercy, faith—
but there are enemies we love to hate,
sinners we aren’t sorry for.

Pharisees, for instance.
No one hesitates to cast stones
at self-righteous Puritans.
They have their reward.

Even Jesus called them out.
Surely he’ll forgive our failure
to cry Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
over a few worthless chickens.

It’s a shame they can’t see as we do
all the dead bones
they hold inside.









Related to the Come, Follow Me readings for April 15-21

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