Saturday, August 30, 2008

Acts 11:1-18


A vision came to me, the most bizarre
Menagerie was on a linen sheet
Suspended, then descending from the stars.
I heard a voice commanding: "Kill and eat!"
Defile myself? Oh may it never be!
I cannot taste meat of unclean beasts!
Again the voice, again, insistently:
"What God calls 'Clean' is fit to grace your feast."
Three men then, at the door brought invitation
To go to Caesarea, share a meal
With people unlike me, not of my station,
Unclean, uncouth, the promise unrevealed
To them; but then I knew--and still I hear it:
I must not hinder those who share that Spirit.
Is it possible even today that God could show us something that would shock us?
How would we react?
What would we do?
May we pray, and listen too.
-mlb

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