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

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 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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