Ears to HearPentecost 13; Luke 14:25-35
He bids us listen if we’ve ears to hear.
I spin these words to tune out random noise,
and find good news amidst the static fear,
but contexts change, our meanings mask his voice.
He spoke of hate to crowds he knew were drawn
by love of healings, supernatural powers.
He warned them that disciples might be torn
from loved ones, life itself – mass fervour sours.
Around me I see crowds who might admire
some sports or pop star, but can any hear
that faith might heal, or spirit might inspire?
Our culture’s mindset tunes out priest or seer.
How can our churches estimate the cost
of building towers when space for God is lost?
Barbara Messner 31/08/2022
2 thoughts on “Ears to Hear”
I felt really stuck as I pondered on that passage. When that happens, sometimes the sonnet form seems to draw out the words, and I realize at the end that it has uncovered things I really needed to explore.