Daily Worship

Tongue in cheek

July 03, 2020 0
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Matthew 17: 27 (NRSVA)

27 However, so that we do not give offence to them, go to the lake and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.’

Lord, you know how to soften a blow

lighten a moment

Speaking of your death one moment

and fishing for a coin the next

Yet you never fail

to get your message across

whether by stark confrontation

or sublime absurdity

You bring humour into the nitty gritty

promising freedom

not from the daily grind itself

but pointing to joy that is to be found

Joy not way off in the future

but present in our every day

You release us

not from conforming to

all that may be required of us

but from seeing that as the end game

Your perspective 

enables us to see

what matters

and in what we should invest 

and reminds us

of the abundant life

you offer 

May your divine grace and humour

lead us to know

life in all its fullness.