the scandal

the scandal                                    August 16, 2015
it is not god’s wrath
which is so frightful
but his mercy.

punishment,
at best,
changes a few deeds.

love,
at worst,
changes hearts.

the knowledge of good and evil
brought fear of the lord.
adam would rather cede eden
than be forgiven.

did he say,
–      “it was i,
–      lord, i am sorry.
–      i will stand
–            naked
–      before you?”
no.

it was grace he feared.
the fruit of good
is offensive
frightening.

you ran
when you saw
i saw
your evil
and still loved
–      you.
pure grace
is pure terror.

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About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2.5 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. My most recent completed endeavor was finishing BA's in Religious Studies and American Studies. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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