Monday, November 16, 2009

PAUL AND BARNABAS


PAUL AND BARNABAS

THERE COMES A TIME


WHEN EVEN MEN OF PEACE DISAGREE


WHEN EACH


WITH ALL THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCE


DISAGREE

SO PAUL AND BARNABAS


DISAGREED


OVER MARK

PAUL


INTENSE


SINGLE MINDED


FELT MARK


HAD DESERTED THEM


AND HE ACCEPTED NO EXCUSE


BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT EXCUSE HIMSELF

BUT BARNABAS


A DIFFERENT KIND OF MAN


CUT FROM A DIFFERENT CLOTH


AN AVUNCULAR


TENDER MAN


WHO FELT


THAT MARK BEING


ALMOST A CHILD


WANTED TO SEE HIS MOTHER

SO THEY PARTED


BUT NOT HOSTILE


FOR LATER MARK


WOULD BECOME ONE OF PAUL’S RIGHT HAND MAN

WE IN THE CHURCH


HAVE COME TO SUCH AN IMPASSE


FROM OUR LIFE EXPERIENCE


WE HAVE COME TO DIFFERENT VIEWS

AND EACH I HOPE


IS WORKING OUT OF PURITY OF CONSCIENCE


NOT HATRED


FOR HATRED’S SAKE


WE CHRISTIANS


HAVE A FACILITY FOR HATRED


SO IF WE MUST PART


LET US PART WITH FRIENDSHIP


SO THAT LATER


IF ONE FINDS THEY WERE WRONG


ANGER HAS NOT SET OUR MINDS


TO NOT ADMIT IT

THE WORLD IS FULL OF DISSENSION


RATHER THAN ADD TO IT


LET US SET AN EXAMPLEOF BROTHERHOOD

FRANK A VOLLMER

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