Sunday, June 04, 2017

day 155

And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  Acts 2:2-4

if we are not
willing to let
      you take our breath
   away, Spirit, and fill
      us with your passion
   for the broken,
         the ignored,
         the unloved,
         the other, perhaps
we should just
replace the windows
of our hearts,
   install a new sprinkler
   system in our souls,
and keep mumbling
the same old, same old
we have done for
            centuries.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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