Sunday, May 27, 2018


God the thunder shaker,
   you whisper to us
   in the hushed awe
      of children
   watching lightning streak
      across the sky;
Jesus the injustice breaker,
   you call to us
      in the whimpers of the bullied,
      in the songs of protestors,
      in the lullabies of parents
         sung through border walls;
Spirit the risk taker,
   you invite us
      to share peace instead of anger,
      to shawl the hateful in grace,
      to forgive when fists are
         waved in our faces.

God   Jesus   Spirit
shake us out of our apathy,
break us with your compassion,
take us into the hearts of those around us.
© 2018 Thom M. Shuman

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