Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Morning Sanctimony

I've got the gospel in my pocket
a couple verses in my head
my life verse above my window
and a spirit that is almost dead

I can quote some Greek and Hebrew
I'm unsure what it means
I could find it in a commentary
or stack of Christian magazines

I can spell hyper static union
I can quote all of Romans 8
I can sing in the congregation
with a heart that is full of hate.

What exactly is a Christian?
What does it mean to love?
How does the Gospel affect my station
' before the throne of God above'?

What's the good of going to church
if it's all for me and my friends?
Who's on my Christian wish list?
who even knows I'm a witness?

I want to serve you and your people
I just don't know where to start
Create in me a right spirit
Create in my a clean heart.

I know, I know, I said I was relegating all of my poetry to my poetry blog but ... my husband made me do it.


Lara said...

Good for you husband. =)

Kate said...


Phillip Moses said...

Um... you actually spelled hypostatic union wrong. The way you spelled it conjures up images of static electricity that is... well... hyper.

It's supposed to be about the fullness of Christ as both God and man - not about the fusion of positively charged ion particles.

Anyways... I love your poems!

Brianna Heldt said...

so true, so true. love the part of church being for you and your friends. what a great poem!

Carrie Borsgard said...

straight from my heart, get out of my head Jacquelyn!!:0)

You have such beautiful poetry...

lindsey said...

wow! thanks for posting that!

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