Weeds

Weeds

It is too neat; this allegory-parable
of judgement, burning weeds and
the furnaces of hell.
It purports to be the words
of the itinerant teacher called Jesus.
Perhaps it is;
doesn’t make it right, though.
Does that shock you?
Feel free to pray for my soul
if it makes you feel better.

Too neat;
feeding the smug self-righteousness
of those who know themselves to be on the inside.
We are all weeds; we are all wheat.
There is no inside,
there is no outside.
We are the causes of sin,
we are the evildoers,
and yet it is not always so,
need not always be so.

May the righteous indeed shine like the sun;
let us all be reborn into truth.
And let the children of the kingdom
shine with love, with humility,
with justice and with grace.

© Ken Rookes 2014

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2 thoughts on “Weeds

  1. While agreeing with your caution, I’ve always liked the parable for it’s accurate picture of ‘saints/sinners’ & much more in the world. Lyrics of  a long-ago song attached. Robin  

    Robin Mann 54 Currawong Crescent Modbury Heights SA   5092

    08 8396-5019; 0438 869 559 http://www.robinmann.com.au [1]

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