A follower of God
To be a follower of God isn’t to exchange a life of sin
for a life of safety.
It is to know the fire that birthed the universe,
to be transformed from an image breaker to an image maker,
co-creating with God.
It isn’t to celebrate history and ritual
but to dance so hard with a celebration of life
that it stamps upon injustice
and calls out the celebrant in others.
To be a follower of God
is not to build walls around a belief group
but to be part of the community of creation.
It isn’t to expect beds of roses without thorns
but to know that beds of thorns will have roses.
It is a prophetic call to see and hear,
to respond with compassion and not fear anger.
It is to change the world by changing my life.
It is to be the face of God in my time.