Many are called


Many are called,
declared the man from Galilee.
Could he have meant everyone?
Perhaps, yes;
even all humankind.
Yes; women, men, children
of all ages;
people from every continent,
nation, region;
people of faith and non-faith,
seekers after truth,
and those who might be indifferent to it;
adherents of the teachings
of Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed,
Ghandi, and any of two dozen other
groomers of the spirit;
along with all the ones who turn their faces
from those teachings.

Many, the man affirms, are called.

Not so many, however,
determine to live
by those divinely appointed principles:
generosity, sacrifice,
peace, justice and love;

few choose to be chosen.


© Ken Rookes 2014


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