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.

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 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. 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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