You don’t want to know me
I am just like you

I am wonderfully made
Or so I have learned
Knit finely together

But that was long ago
And I am rent
Who will mend my net?

I long for the refiner
For the fuller’s lye
My talents are impure
My linen is soiled

I must be purified
The kingdom of God is at hand

I know that my redeemer lives
But when I meet him
What will he see?

A shredded seine
My filthy rags
A heap of slag

He will turn away, just
Like you

I don’t want to know him

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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One Response to Unworthy

  1. Greg Wright says:

    A reflection on John 1:35-51, from Peter’s POV.

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