Lambentation

This, Lord, is my shepherd?
What does he want?
He bade me recline
With tax collectors.
He led me into a night
Of loud drinking.
He confuseth my soul.

He crosseth my path
With that of the unrighteous.
For heaven’s sake!

I have walked through the valley
Of the shadow of sin,
And I, too, am evil:
I fear being with him.
His rod and his staff–
They threaten me.

He prepareth a table for me
In the company of the unclean;
He anointeth my head
With burning embers;
My mortification overfloweth.

Surely traitors and harlots
Will follow him
All the days of his life,
And I shall remain
Unworthy and soiled
Forever.

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. These blog entries will be more akin to the newsletter columns I wrote for Normandy Christian Church and Puget Sound Christian College in the "old days" than my more recent journalistic work at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog. They will also be of a more overtly spiritual nature than most of my recent work.
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One Response to Lambentation

  1. Greg Wright says:

    Peter reacts to the party at Matthew’s house after Jesus calls the tax collector to follow him.

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