Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Crowd Walks Away – v5

Needing to remember
the story of Mary
accused, before Jesus
about to be punished
lying at his feet

They dropped their stones
remembering their sin
none claiming the right
to cast the first stone

All of them guilty
feet made of clay
none of them standing
in judgment of their sister
the crowd walked away.

Edited November 13, 2013
The Crowd Walks Away – v5
(editing original version again)
Edited October 30, 2013
The Crowd Walks Away – v4
Edited September 20, 2013
The Crowd Walks Away – v2
June 13, 2011
The Crowd Walks Away
John 8:1-11
Samuel Thompson’s
Inclusion Essay
shared at the New England United Methodist Church
Annual Conference
in response to call by Reconciling Ministries Network
for essays describing, “My vision for an inclusive church”,
June 10, 2011
Love on Trial,
the case against the Reverend Amy DeLong,
which begins on June 20, 2011
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha
Riruta UMC
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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