Oh sweet and stubborn Jesus,
Help us to pour some water over you.
The you we’ve known since we were taught “perfect” mean “polished.” You, squeaky clean and working alone. A one man show. This is the Jesus that won all the trophies. “My Jesus is a Roland Park Honors Student….again and again AND AGAIN!!!”
We need to have it out with you, do some family therapy, try to see you and ourselves a little clearer. We need to know who and how you were before we ever ask what you would do. And while we’re at it, we need to learn a language for you that is real.
And help us to stay still when what we thought we knew washes away.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen (again and again AND AGAIN!!!)