Were not ten made clean?

Haiku of gratitude and surprise.

Ah, my friend, Jesus,
you travel to strange places,
sharing hope and love.

In the borderland
ten lepers cry to Jesus:
Have mercy on us!

Cleansing the lepers,
making real the reign of God,
revealing God’s truth.

Just this foreigner.
The other nine, where are they?
Were not ten made clean?

Foreigners surprise
when they have more faith than us.
How embarrassing.

A Samaritan
is made the hero once more.
Another strange choice.


© Ken Rookes 2016


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