The glimpse of something different
Matthew 13: 52
52 And he [Jesus] said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
'Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year old school girl. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. I feel like writing.' - Anne Frank
Jesus, teller of stories,
were you convinced when the disciples said yes?
when they claimed to understand all of these parables
heard in close succession?
It's hard to keep up.
The mustard seed that someone sowed
The yeast that a woman took and mixed
The treasure that a man found
The pearl that the merchant searched for
The net being thrown into the sea
Is the kingdom the object, action or the intention?
The sowing, mixing, finding, searching, throwing
all done with hope.
And is the kingdom like a thirteen year old girl?
Given a diary for her birthday and
penning her dreams and longings,
despite the shadow of suffering
and where many pearls of wisdom are to be gained.
And what new treasures shall we find
as we take up our pen and write
with intention of things that are new
inspired by the wisdom of old scribes.