christian living, Poetry

Arise, Christians, Arise

Be the Light

Stand up, Christians

Put down the lime-green sharpie

coloring leaves in our

relaxation books when

a nation needs our prayers-our voice.

Because babies upon babies die each day

by the swallow of a pill or

the suction of a tube.

Because the great divide

is a mountain of tension

between the black and the blue

where lives are lost

sides are taken, a standoff

tearing apart our nation.

Wake up, Christians

Let us remove our noses

from our theology books

minds filled with knowledge

but feet lame in practice.

Let us be ashamed of our stupor

wipe the sleep from our eyes

and in repentance weep.

Arise, Christians, arise.



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