Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – Feb. 28th

Sunday, February 28th, 2021 (2nd Sunday in Lent)

“God So Loved the World” by Ann Weems

The story of Jesus Christ is this:
The people of the earth waited for a Messiah…….a Savior….
and only God would send a little baby king.
The child grew and began to question things as they were,
and the man moved through his days and through his world,
questioning the system of kings and priests and marketplace.
He was called the New Creation
the New Covenant
the Son of God
who brought to all who listened, who saw, who understood
change and new life.
But kings and corporations and churches of this world work very hard
to keep things as they are, out into forever.
And so they killed him:
he who said, love one another,
he who said feed my sheep,
for they didn’t want to share their bread and their wine.
Now the story should have ended there
except that the story has always been
that our God is the God of the covenant.
The Good News is that
in spite of our faithlessness
God is faithful
and Jesus was resurrected,
for God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten Son
that whoever believed
might have everlasting Life.
Listen, you who have ears to hear.
Listen, and sit down to bread and wine with strangers.
Feed his sheep……Love one another,
and claim a new life in his name.

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