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Spirit-Centered Moment: by Rev. Lori Keyser-Boswell

A poem based on Luke 20.27-38, 2 Thessalonians 2.15 & Job 19.23-27

Written by Rev. Lori Keyser-Boswell

Pastor of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Yreka, CA

It seems, during his ministry, religious scholars and power brokers often ask Jesus trick questions such as the hypothetical seven-timed widowed woman of Luke 20. I am choosing to offer these searchers a bit of grace and recognize that, although I do not seek to trick Jesus or catch him in a conundrum, I, too, struggle with hypothetical “what ifs”.

Pondering my own temptation to run down the rabbit hole of debates over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and the like, I am stopping to pray:

What if

What if, Dear Holy One?

My mind is a flurry with “what ifs” and “what abouts”

What if I haven’t ENOUGH faith?

I DOUBT your promise?