#LukeActs2014: Make Your Way (Luke 3:7-14)

Detail of St. John the Baptist by Rodin

Detail of St. John the Baptist by Rodin

Make Your Way
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
based on Luke 3:7-14

How do we prepare the way in this time and place?

I’ve witnessed the modern day prophets
Dipping your two-edged sword in fear and hate
Divining pure from sin, saved from heretic
Confident in their judgments

There are others, too, who take a different path
Coating your sword with sugar and stories
Tickling our ears with prosperity

We’ve come so far from Brother John
Your blade in hand
Sharp yet washed in the wilderness of prayer
Dripping with Good News
The antidote for our stealthy, venomous existence

“Sever your selfishness so generosity may grow
Cut out the cheating so honesty may flourish
Amputate all falsehoods and threats
That your power may raise the powerless”

This is Your Way
Repentance
Integrity
Compassion
Solidarity

Make your way in us, O God
Make your way in us

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Make Your Way © 2013 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia

Reading for the week of January 19: Luke 3
Click Here for more information on the #LukeActs2014 Reading Plan

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