And the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”
Open thy mouth
and it will be echoed for good or ill—
that is the danger and blessing of speech.
Symbols can only go so far,
even the packages of sound that convey meaning,
even His sharp and sad eyes that looked at all those faces
will be heard and remembered differently.
The Pharisees saw correctly,
but their jealously held vantage point
a greater Truth.