“Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Where two or three are gathered in my name,
I am there among them.”
– Matthew 18.18, 20
There is power in your choices,
in what you “bind” and “loose,”
what you require of others
and what you forgive,
what you hang onto
and what you let go of.
You are given power
to oppress and to set free.
Don’t worry about such power
put in your wild, immature hands.
The Gentle One is there with you,
between you and each other person.
Treat them so, and your power
will be well used. You yourself
will be loosed from temptation,
bound to the One
you will not be loosed.