Friday, June 16, 2017

day 167

And he said to them, "You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or to visit a Gentile; but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean."  Acts 10:28

may those sticks
we could use to
      smack opponents
   be used to build
   shelter for the homeless;
may those stones
we could use to
      wall off outsiders
   be used for a
   bridge across anger's abyss;
may those words
of condemnation and ridicule
we could hurl
      at all who offend us
   be turned into
   love songs.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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