growing into love – 2/25/12

Matthew 5:1,2-3 (NKJV) – The Beatitudes
Sometimes love sees past a confusing gift, to receive it without understanding, just because the loved one has given it. And sometimes such a gift, is just too large for my understanding, and I can only walk it out and let it love me, as I grow into it.

Seeing the crowds
Jesus went up the mountain
and spoke in poetry
to those he’d called
things backwards
perplexing
the poor in spirit
are given the kingdom of heaven

weakness, sadness, worn down
not assertive, successful, the top of the heap
are given
a kingdom

and what kind of place
would this be
this kingdom of the poor
and why would I want to go there
why would I want to own it
why would I want to receive
such an inheritance
such a gift?

I wonder

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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