Lectio Divina Poem

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Mark 7:24….

Jesus on the move

One place to another

Sent to the lost children 

Of Israel, yet…

Why is he here

Where the Gentiles live?

Like a magnet pulls

He draws the hungry,

The thirsty, the sick

The poor, the desperate

The greater the need

The louder they call

His meal disrupted

A noisy, needy

Foreign woman

With a child

He heard her cry

And turned his attention

Questions and answers

“Even the dogs eat 

The children’s scraps”

For this answer

She is rewarded

Her child is healed

Her faith commended

Do we see these

Women? mothers?

These men, fathers?

They will do anything

To save their child

Do we hear them?

Or do we turn away

From the disruption

And finish our hearty meals?

© 2019 Julie Clark

Categories: Autumn Poems, borderlands, children, Dogs, Faith, God, lament, Peace and Reconciliation, Poetry | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “Lectio Divina Poem

  1. Hilda Hansen

    As it happens, I will be introducing a group of college students to lectio divina this Sunday. May I use your poem?

  2. Vanessa Stricker

    This is beautiful and challenging. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Michelle Day

    I love this and u my friend!

  4. Thank you Midhelle! Love you too! May we all be attentive to the disruptions of our lives.

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