Wednesday, October 31, 2018

then what? (Mark 12:28-34)

did they go off
and share a pizza
and a pitcher;
did they agree
to disagree;
did they shake their heads
as the other walked away;
did one say,
'if you knew
my neighbors
the way i do;'
while the other laughed,
'if you knew
God the way i do;'

after they agreed
that love was what
was most important,
yet almost impossible
to live out,
what did they do next?

(c) 2018 Thom M. Shuman

Saturday, October 13, 2018

what must i do (Mark 10:17-31)

it is so good to know
(because i am nowhere rich)
that you are not talking
to me, Jesus, but
don’t you dare bring up
my attachment to
my books,
my politics,
my team,
my interpretation (or mis-)
of you.

© 2018 Thom M. Shuman