Reflection — July 11th
How did Jesus bear the humiliation
When they taunted him and beat him?
Could he still see the throne when his nose was in the dust?
Some days it’s hard to lift my eyes.
To remember why I do this, why I follow.
Some days the words of love you command me to speak, stick in my throat.
Your hand feels heavy on me, and I want to rebel.
To go my own way.
And then my eyes lift of their own accord,
and I know you know every thought in my head.
Every moment of disobedience, every passing sin.
And I tremble.
Not in the ordinary fear of the world and its ills,
but in the
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