Daily Archives: October 21, 2003

Mark 8

I’ve been reading
and rereading Mark 8.

And thinking about free will
And the constraints that imposed.
Is being frustrated a sin?
But Jesus did not – sin.
“You have eyes
     can’t you see?
You have ears
     can’t you hear?
Don’t you understand
     even yet?”

And he could have
Made them see, hear, think.
Surely this couldn’t have been harder
Than making a blind man see
With his eyes.

What would that have done
To this world?
A God principle destroyed.
“Do not test the Lord your God.”
And the devil left him
Until the next opportunity came.
Was this one of them?


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