With the dawn of a new church year, we have launched a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).
*** Narrative Lectionary ***
Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21
God gives his child upon his slate a sum-
To find eternity in hours and years;
With both sides covered, back the child doth come,
His dim eyes swollen with shed and unshed tears;
God smiles, wipes clean the upper side and nether,
And says, “Now, dear, we’ll do the sum together!”
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
If you are not to become a monster,
you must care what they think.
If you care what they think,
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