Pentecost +26 C

at the end mercy

ready or not 
King Jesus reigns 
and life is still falling apart.

"Jesus is Lord"
doesn't solve everything

we've had a year
and 2,000+ years
still no paradise in sight

not knowing what is going on
is as popular as ever
as is gambling power

so "Doom" and "Woe" to leaders
repeating what doesn't work
until all are scattered

paradise is over the horizon
and unremembered
never begun in this moment


time's coming
time's nearly up
light a candle for mercy's sake

forgiveness offering
paradise opening
reconciliation extending

in whatever order we work
every background field reveals
variations on humble mercy