Good News

Paul says, “When I was a child,

I talked like a child,

I thought like a child,

I reasoned like a child…”


The truth was incomplete –

the covenant was a contract.

God’s intervention was a quid pro quo

and my understanding was delusional.


“When I grew up…”

I talk like a grown-up,

I think like a grown-up,

I reason like a grown-up.


The Truth is more complete –

the covenant is a bond.

Mercy completes justice

and my heart is moved by kindness.


Thus, the news is incredibly good:

the incarnate one makes a Way

that repairs what had been asunder

that restores what had been lost.


God’s unconditional love

gives us the grace

to live in blessed harmony

with unconditional responsibility.


Yes, life is full of give and take

thankfully, Love transforms tit-for-tat

and seasons justice with mercy.

Indeed, “we are saved.”

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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