I did it.
I made them different.
I allowed them to be different to me.
In order that I might keep distant.
In order that I might keep away.
In order that I might get to work on time.
In order that I might sleep at evening.
I needed to.
You referred to as me baby.
And also you referred to as different baby, too.
You name us beloved.
You name us yours.
It makes different my sibling.
It makes different my pal.
It makes different my very own folks.
Assist me see my household.
Assist me know my siblings.
Assist me to ask about their hurts.
And to note their ache.
Assist me to attract close to to my expensive neighbor.
Even when it makes me late.
Even when it retains me awake with fear.
Even when it places me at risk.
As a result of they’re my household.
They’re my neighbors.
And they’re so very beloved.
Impressed by this Sunday’s RCL Gospel studying: Luke 10:25-37.
The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St Louis, Mo. she blogs at http://www.somewhatreverend.wordpress.com.
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