Inspired by Acts 3:1-8
|I gasped when he healed
a man born blind,
chuckled at adversaries dumbfounded
by his clever, well-chosen words,
sobbed when he was spat on and beaten
and all I did was deny, deny, deny.
I was not worthy to fasten his shoe,
to do more than listen awestruck,
but when God calls from shore,
you jump out of the boat and go.
I was pricked by splintered light
like white flame.
I fluttered as one who hears
a long-gone friend's foot on the step.
At the temple, I fastened eyes
on a broken man begging mercy,
took him by the hand, and leapt
toward the call.
Inspired by the Come, Follow Me readings for July 1-7