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Parables to Us by Raymond A. Foss

Speaking as he did, Christ spoke in the language
in words that the poor, the simple, everyday people
in words they could understand, reaching those open
ready to hear his message, a world changed right side up

Lessons of bread, of water, of fig trees bearing fruit,
stories of lost sheep, of prodigal sons, of the land,
of seeds in different soils.
Lessons in words they live.

Like the rich, the powerful, the elites,
we may hear them as parables,
lessons wrapped in a language we no longer know,
within them, if we become humble,
truths, a way to live out our lives
as God would intend

January 4, 2009
Matthew 13:10-17, Mark 3:10-20, and Luke 8:9-10
1 Corinthians 14:13-19 and sermon,
“Speaking in Language I Can Understand”,
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
Suncook United Methodist Church,
Suncook, NH
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