Monday Morning Poetry, October 16

Forest wildfire by Project LM courtesy of Flickr.jpg

Divine Arson


Is Jesus is an arson,

setting fire to the earth,

refining the soul’s gold

until it is purified?


At the first Pentecost

the disciples experienced

wind and fire,

a winnowing and a purgation.


“I have come to set the earth on fire,

and how I wish it were already blazing!”*

Fire extinguishers are useless here

before the living flame of God’s love.


*Luke 12:49

Robert Morneau