Thursday, September 19, 2019


“When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:” Matthew 5:1-2

you could have handed out
volumes of complicated theology,
but you call us

to find community in those we overlook
to welcome hope offered by the broken
to be rich soil for the seeds of the humble
to see justice as the feast of heaven
to make compassion our language of love
to see God in the faces of the most vulnerable
to play games that welcome everyone, and hurt no one
to learn reconciliation from those we have tossed aside

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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