Fox and hen

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         

        Some Pharisees said,
                “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”
        He said, “Go and tell that fox,
                ‘I am casting out demons and performing cures
                today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work.’…
        Jerusalem, city that kills the prophets!
                How have I wanted to gather your children
        as a hen gathers her brood under her wings!”  
        
                  — from Luke 13.31-35

The fox prowls,
the hen spreads her wings.

The fox will kill,
the hen give life.

The fox will live,
the hen will die.

The fox knows what he is doing
but not as well as the hen.

The fox too will die,
his killing unfinished.

But on the third day
we will see what it is

to choose
to be the hen.

+
Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
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