“And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out and heal every disease and every affliction.”
Authority comes from within—
it cannot be given, like a chocolate bar,
one to another
unless the hand opens,
the eyes meet
the hearts whisper through skin.
It can be awakened.
It can be stirred and breathed upon,
the regard of one human standing tall beside another
and unified in God.
Go forth and heal—
it is not in a name,
not in something outside--
it is in making two into one,
a lover’s embrace
endless and without expectation of return.