2015.03.06: not forbidden fruit

“Therefore, I say to you, “the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” – Mt 23:43

long after Eden
we still eat the fruit
of the Tree of Knowledge
and drink deeply
at the fountain of pride
we fill our days
with busyness
of our own creation
never having the time
to listen to the Word

is it any wonder
that we don’t recognize
our Lord in the flesh?
long after the cross
he still comes daily
with hands once nailed
to the cross
he offers us the fruit
of everlasting Life

will our eyes be blind?
will our ears be deaf?
will our hearts be hardened?
what is freely given
must be freely received
the Kingdom of God is here
the choice is still ours

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