advent journal: after word


    You know she lived for years, many years
    after he left – and she moved from Galilee,
    following those who had pledged to care
    for her. Maybe it was easier to not live
    in the same land where he had parabled
    and miracled, healed and helped. After
    he was gone, they still came to town
    asking to see the house where he was
    born and she would have to tell them –
    again — they were in the wrong place.
    Maybe it mattered most to be with
    friends who knew the stories, who had
    lived through the glory and the grief,
    and yet, when they knocked on the door
    they asked, “What did you do today?”


    P. S. — There’s a new recipe.


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