Like poets, Jesus invites his followers to observe in our world those places where God breaks through so that we might revel in that joy.

discovering Jesus in the world and sharing his love
Proper 12A | Matthew 13:31-33,44-52

The work of the poet is discovery. After ruthless editing of course. Discovery.

It begins first with discovery in the world: observation. The poet watches and listens: seeing with eyes and hearing with ears.

The subtle things she’ll notice. The curve of the lips or accompanying wrinkles. She’ll see, then channel them into something more. A story, perhaps it is the subject’s. Often it’s her’s. A story which is nonetheless true and more than true.

She’ll weave that story into a bigger story: one that holds and captivates us.

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