March 20, 2018


Cain came to God with his offering and was angry

that God had no regard for his attempted devotion

and allowed sin crouched by his door to come inside

and make its home and have its way with him and give

excuse to love himself instead of the God hed tried to


Isaiahs friends too, tried to love God their own way

enthusiastic in their desire, less so in their approach

thinking God would be pleased by acts of devotion

that stood isolated from heart and hand and mind

and had no more power to save than a ball of dust


Cain came to God with His Offering and was Angry
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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