Wednesday, March 20, 2013


But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 10:14-15
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words of judgment
and recrimination,
those of acceptance
and grace:
what do people
hear from

quotations from a
dozen experts
(each with a different opinion),
or songs from the deep
wells within us:
how do others
learn from

sprinters trying to reach
the finish first,
or long-distance
who do those
around us

if we don't act as if we
really believe,
if we can't speak as if we
do know,
if we can't walk as if we
have the map in hand,


© 2013 Thom M. Shuman

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