salt and light – 2/27/12

Matthew 5:13-14

I take some comfort in seeing myself as very like the ordinary people who were closest to Jesus during his teaching walk with them the last years of his life. And I wonder at how long it took for their relationships to develop, and at the events required to accomplish this.

after blessing
this group
of newbies
who could not yet understand

a vision of being salt and light
must have rung
out of reach

but they kept coming back
they were following something
they could see
and being led towards and into
something they could not yet comprehend
by someone they would come to know, who
so loved them
so loves them

and I
coming after
am the same


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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