18 April 2017

When Faithfulness Needs A Story

Parable of the Mustard Seed

Some say faith is enough, but how
wise was Jesus to gather his
A-Team before he made big waves!

You who labor with disciples
know that it doesn’t matter how
perfect they are—just that they are.

Perhaps to teach and guide is part
of larger unknown plans, as are
potential betrayals and death.

Most urgent is action that won’t
wither under verbal attack
or physical threat—acts that grow.

And as for resurrection, well—
believe in it or not—you know
that strong faith leads to miracles.

Alone, we risk incompletion
from self-betrayal and weakness,
and here faith keeps us company.

I am grateful for parables
and Bible stories that show the way
when I am lonely in my day.

(April is International Poetry Month.)

My blog poems are rough drafts.   
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© 2017 Susan L. Chast

1 comment:

Martin Kloess said...

We are never truly alone. I am a bible fan too.