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Nothing is Everything!

As I’ve been preparing for Holy Week – Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday services, it struck me once again that so many of the ‘realities’ of God’s kingdom are ‘ironies’ in this world . . the first are last, the last are first . . .the blind are those that see . . . the lame are those who walk . . . in order to live you must die and dying ushers us into another world where we are more truly alive than now . . . everything here is really nothing – only shadows of the reality that is to come where the nothing of the now becomes the everything of then . . .

I know of a place
where richer is poorer
and poorer is richer
where nothing is everything you see.

I know of a place
where wisdom is folly
and folly is wisdom,
where nothing is everything to me.

I know of a place
where the first become last
and the last become first
where nothing is everything you can be.

I know of a place
where servants are leaders
and kings become slaves
where nothing is everything to me.

I know of a place
where living is dying
and dying is living,
where everything is nothing you see.

It’s another world’s place
where the humble are lifted
and the proud are abased,
where the best is totally free.

Where is this place?
You may ask so to know.
This place is right here and right now.
You must become blind
so that you may have sight
and then enter
with faith as a child.

M C S

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