Little flock

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

On the lips of angels
at the beginning of Luke’s divine yarn,
in the middle, and at the end,
is an invitation to leave fear’s cold shadow,
and to live according to a deeper rule
of beauty, hope and love.
The choice is always between fear and love,
the poet said.
Choose love, says Jesus;
journey with joy and hope
through the ever-changing landscape
of God’s kingdom.
There can be no fear.
Greed is cousin to Fear.
Those with great possessions are frightened
that one day it will all be taken from them.
Fear and Greed travel in tandem,
whispering rumours of doubt and uncertainty,
to stiffen fearful hearts;
those who are unworthy must never be allowed
to receive more than that to which they are entitled.
Fear and Greed have many disciples
who shrink sadly into darkened corners;
coveting the freedom of those who love,
but fearing the letting-go.

Ah, little flock,
this is not for you!

© Ken Rookes


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