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.
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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