Living by Our Daily Bread   Leave a comment

When we truly care about what we may have stored in faith

Our material desires seem to become far less

For the Spirit requires that we travel light

Unencumbered by our yesterdays

And not living for tomorrow


Before I could put another letter on this page

A young man walked into the store

Shoulder length matted dreadlocks, mustache, and a beard

The uncustomary looking customer asked for a cup of water please

In what felt like time stilted slow motion I complied


Finger nails black with residue

Hands so soiled too

Holding up coins, he offered an exchange

Can I give you my pennies for a little tea?


Oh no I said – The samples here are free

Refreshed by the herbal that I offered

 This twenty something fellow said

Oh this must be hibiscus, and thanked me at the door

Turning, smiling broadly, he added a parting word

Only yesterday I ate hibiscus, picked fresh from a tree


Like John the Baptist in the wild

This young man might have been

A 21st Century apostle

Or an angel in disguise





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