Friday, March 06, 2020

second friday in lent

“Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise.”  1 Corinthians 3:18

holding up a mirror
for us, your smile gets
bigger and bigger as we
don the greasepaint, red noses,
rainbow hair, baggy pants,
size 23 shoes, and then we
all squeeze in next to you
in grace’s teeny tiny car,
racing around, squirting people
with seltzer bottles full of hope
every chance we get, and putting
big grins on people’s faces
as we show that the real fools
are those who discover that
goodness is stronger than evil,
peace is better than war,
a hug is the welcome everyone needs,
and that you are the biggest fool
of all, because you trust us
with the message of love to the world

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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