What have you to do with us, Jesus:
with our constant wars and our unending words?
with our busy work and our tumultuous relationships?
with our hubris, our discontent, our mess?
What have you to do with my email messages
or my daily cup of coffee or my electricity bill?
Do you mind the big picture,
the little details,
or none of it at all?
Are you just sitting athrone,
waiting for something to do on Judgment Day
or do you have everything in the world
to do with us … in which case,
go away from us, O Christ, lest
we be destroyed by your nearness.

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