Baptism

John calls, Change our ways

and make straight the Way.

Jesus wants to join

the narrow Way…

He answers the call.

He asks the brazen John

to baptize him – a rite of passage –

to begin his ministry

But John is humbly hesitant –

the pain of change…

the path would not simply straighten.

Jesus rejoins it must be done

to embrace all that is expected

and fulfill all demands.

John submits with Jesus

their wills conjoin with God –

to realize their mission.

John submerges…

the Spirit emerges…

Jesus is reborn.

God enjoins, my breath breathes

I am well-pleased.

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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