dimly lit church, stained glass window stands out,
some colours strongly sing, others joyfully shout;
I see Jesus robed gripping crook, cradling lamb:
he walks out of window, confidently saying: I am.
looking round, he randomly walks among pews:
holed hands heal our pains, none will he refuse;
will we welcome his upside down dreams?
will we overturn our selfish fascist regimes?
once hoped holy words, also uttered ardent prayers,
faith portfolio now merely holds *preferred shares;
evangelical outlier watching from mission margins:
hesitant to share God’s hope, reluctant to barge in…
stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends ….but whose holders have no voting rights
image: Shepherd Jesus and lambs on Zippo lighter