So I showed them things.
Not much that was spectacular,
more the usual, ordinary stuff
like wild flowers, birds and seeds,
the daily chores, you know,
sweeping, baking, planting,
fishing, getting along.
I simply pointed them
to what was always out there
and then told them to “Go figure…”
I guess they did,
or did their best at least,
because they kept on coming back
for more, more of them too,
until the crowds began to draw
attention, began to look, to some,
like mobs, began to worry those
who worry about such scenes.
It didn’t take them long – never does –
to detect some kind of threat,
something to be got rid of
before it got too late.
The rest, of course, is history.
Or was.

7 Responses to “Debriefing”

  1. This is really beautiful. I find that I keep secret the miraculous now, I don’t talk about the wonders I see and the change I see in people. People, in their desire to box things will lean to the negative. Jesus, in the hands of the fearful. Love, that pushes buttons.

  2. Judy Conner says:

    a prophet is not without honor except………

  3. Gina Manskar says:

    we appreciate your comment, Judy. Gina

  4. Gina Manskar says:

    Thanks for this, Barry. Gina

  5. Mary Sayler says:

    Lovely! I especially like the conversational approach into everyday matters we all relate to, which, of course, is what Jesus did in His teachings that you have re-freshed.

  6. Gail Churchill says:

    Is that why Jesus said. . .Tell no one. . . I’m confused. . .the ordinary is miraculous. . but I too am reluctant to speak out sometime. . .

  7. Bonnie says:

    If we retreat into ourselves in fear of the reaction of “All” the others, how are we EVER to reach those who are seeking, searching, praying every day of their lives for just a word, just a sign, from God, through US?
    We must have COURAGE!

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