Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Risk - Marcella Marie Halloway

You take a risk when you invite the Lord
Whether to dine or talk the afternoon
away, for always the unexpected soon
Turns up: a woman breaks her precious nard,
A sinner does the task you should assume,
A leper who is cleansed must show his proof:
Suddenly you see your very roof removed
And a cripple clutters up your living room.
There's no telling what to expect when Christ
Walks in your door. The table set for four
Must often be enlarged and decorum
Thrown to the wind. Its his voice that calls them
And its no use to bolt and bar the door:
His kingdom knows no bounds of roof, or wall or floor.

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