If we met you….


If we met you, Jesus,

we might not think that you were on a mission.


Your talk would be of common and curious things,

salt, yeast, dough,

lost sheep, lost coins,

paying taxes, sharing a meal,

foolish home builders and wise virgins.


We would not know that you were on a mission,

we would think that you were making good sense of life,

lighting up the ordinary, identifying the truth.


When we next chance upon a meeting with you

through the needs and questions of another,

or our own dilemmas,

may the answers be as uncomplicated as your

steady, enduring love.



Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

He told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.”                Matthew 13:33-35


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