Mending

          The spirit cried out,
           “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
           Have you come to destroy us?
           I know who you are, the Holy One of God.”
                                 —Mark 1.24

Yes, he has.
The forces of evil know
Jesus is out for nothing less
than a loving, healing assault
on the power of evil itself.
Every healing by Jesus is a cosmic act,
an insurrection against the Empire of fear and death.

Jesus looks into you,
hears the demons that steal your voice,
and sees in you the universe
and its longing for healing.
And that is what he heals.
He speaks to what is deep within,
a word that is a bit
of the mending of the world.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

January 27, 2021