A Poem Worth The Effort?

Some of you love poetry, some don’t give a rip, understood. I am “off and on” depending on the piece, my mood and such. As I’m a lyricist I find those a lot easier for me to both create and appreciate even w/o music. Again, prose is easier to grasp (for me) but I really appreciate the following which a friend shared w. me at this past summer’s AudioFeed Festvial 2018.

I think it’s truly worth consideration.

“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In !”

From the poem “Outwitted”

-Edwin Markham

Some of we Christ-followers (professing such at least…) have drawn extremely tiny circles and only those who are near 95 percent or more on board with our views are welcomed inside it. If we will not learn to care, even love (Jesus’ command, not option, mind you!) those “outside the camp” how does such an attitude and behavior share, actually demonstrate John 3.16 and 17 to a tragic world in deep need of Him?!

Something to ask myself as well as yourself?

As always, thanks for stopping by! -Glenn

 

 

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