Posted by: abbiewatters | April 11, 2017

On Tuesday

It was on the Tuesday

that he let them have it.

If you had been there you would have thought

that a union official was being taken to task

by a group of mobsters.

Or that the chairman of a  multinational corporation

was being interrogated by left-wing activists

posing as shareholders.

They wanted to know why,

and they wanted to know how.

The questions they asked

ranged from silly childish speculations

about whether you would be a bigamist in heaven

if you’d married twice on earth,

to what was the central rule of civilized behavior.

They knew the answers already…

or so they thought,

otherwise they never would have asked the questions.

And like most of us

they were looking for an argument

with no intention of a change of heart.

So he flailed them with his tongue…

those who tried to look interested

but never wanted to be committed.

And that was on the Tuesday…

the day when he let them…

let us…

have it.

From: Stages on the Way, Iona Community Wild Goose Resource Group

Posted by: abbiewatters | April 11, 2017

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Posted by: abbiewatters | April 10, 2017

On Monday

It was on Monday

that religion got in the way,

An outsider would have thought

that it was a pet shop’s fire sale.

And an outsider, in some ways,

wouldn’t have been far wrong.

Only, it wasn’t household pets,

it was pigeons that were being purchased.

And it wasn’t a fire sale;

it was a rip-off shop in a holy temple

bartering birds for sacrifice.

And the price was something only the rich could afford.

No discounts to students or seniors, pensioners,

or social security claimants.

Then he, the holiest man on earth, went through that bizarre bazaar

like a bull in a china shop.

So the doves got liberated

and the pigeon sellers got angry.

And the police went crazy,

and the poor people clapped like mad,

because he was making a sign

that God was for everybody,

not just for those who could afford him.

He turned the tables on Monday…

the day that religion got in the way.

From: Stages on the Way, Iona Community Wild Goose Resource Group

Posted by: abbiewatters | April 10, 2017

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Voice #rethinkchurch

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Breath #rethinkchurch

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