“But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, ‘Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say your sins are forgiven or to say Rise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’-he then said to the paralytic-‘Rise, pick up your bed and go home.’”
We can think evil into our hearts-
if the heart is that organ of softer perception
that blurs the lines of this and that
true and false,
in and out.
We can override it,
lend passion and certitude to
the very part of us
that can also see the holy
but only in tandem
It is what makes tradition so very powerful.
It is like stuffing our ears, so we never hear
the invitation to rise from this cocktail party