“Jesus said, “Would you give me a drink of water?”
How will I be surprised today?
When does a “yes” or a “no” become not enough?
Simple judgements hiding my true troubles,
The veil of hatred creating the needed distance,
That builds walls that separate and divide.
I don’t want to live a half hearted life that covers up
What is really a deeper sickness inside
Caught from not enough love
And, too much judgement.
Life cocooned in safe routines
Forgets that grace is always surprising,
Interrupting my safe plans for the day
Often making uncomfortable demands,
Bringing the annoyance of having
an inconvenient conversation.
I want someone who knows how sick I really am,
Who can love enough to look me in the eye,
Not jump to the simple conclusion
Yes or no is not enough,
I don’t want to live life,
hiding behind the easy condemnations,
But, I want a heart that can ask me for a favour,
Spend time with me and hear my sorry story,
Who finds me a friend worth dying for.
“Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked. They couldn’t believe he was talking with that kind of a woman.”