Two or three

         “Where two or three are gathered in my name,
         I am there among them.”

                  —Matthew 18.20

Where there is relationship,
where there is love, there is Christ.
Where there’s conductor and ground—
electrical flow.
Loving community is Christ,
each of us the fourth member
of the Holy Trinity.

Not “beside,” Jesus says, but among:
in the in-between-ness,
in the exchange of energy
between us,
the power of forgiveness,
the light of gratitude, honor, affection,
the death and resurrection
of giving and receiving.

Gather in that name, that mercy,
and feel the Beloved
humming between you.

   —September 5, 2017

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