Old habits die hard;
harder still when changing them
means facing failures borne of ignorance
or forged in unawareness.
Far easier to fear
that which we do not know,
or offer up, for the sake of form,
our feeble explanations
of the way it’s always been
and why it has to stay that way.
When Peter went out on a limb
acting his vision into reality,
the explanations soon found flesh
and took their stand against him,
until the Spirit
– that catalyst of common purpose –
eroded ignorance (in some)
and paved the way for something new.
Preaching Peter’s Vision (Acts 10 & 11)
Easter 5 C – Westville, NS – J R Lackie ©