Traditions and laws are clung to like white on rice
the same laws Pharisees believe are supposed to keep us
from doing wrong
raise stumbling blocks
preventing the poor, the elderly, the orphans,
the prostitutes, the addicts, the abortionists, the lgtbq
from knowing the heart, the love, the grace
The apostle Paul said,
“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved. But how can they call on him
if they don’t believe?
And how can they believe
if they haven’t heard His message?
If no one tells them
the Good News?”
The Good News is not
war, abortion, the death penalty
or a gun culture.
Some bitch and moan
because they want to be in charge
of who gets grace
and who gets mercy and
many walk away from grace
because it’s given to “those people;”
some bitch and moan because grace
is given to you.
“Love, love, love,”
sang the Beatles a generation ago and
a few got it but most didn’t; it became a temporary message, and
in that same generation, McLuhan said,
“The medium is the message,” but
The Message is the message.
The Message is love and grace and mercy
for everyone. Yes, even “those people.”
After hearing these teachings, many of His disciples walked away and no longer followed Jesus. John 6:66