No one who has left house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or fields,
for my sake and for the sake of the good news,
will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—
houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children
and fields—with persecutions—
and in the age to come eternal life.
We’ll lose authority figures (fathers),
because we’ll lose all hierarchies.
We’ll gain persecutions, because we’ll lose
insulation from the world’s suffering.
But the life we live will be infinitely deep,
life that we can’t lose, that no one, nothing,
not even death, can take from us.
Faith is the blessed leap
from what we leave
to what we receive.
October 7, 2021