The particulars perhaps do not matter
Who knows me? God knows me. And I
am loved. I know not why.
23 souls in a room gathered together.
Jesus as political figure.
Intimate and close-knit doesn’t have
to be insular.
Radical love, relational ups and downs,
peace and justice actions, self-knowing,
so little are these encouraged or facilitated
in church services.
“God is with us in the abandonment
of that cross,” the speaker said.
But are we with God?
Do not be quick to answer.
Be willing to examine your life.
We use such words.
We’re quick to judge and think
poorly of others; only to smile
to their faces and laugh with