Mark, Poetry

Dirty Hands

Dirty hands

They smudge the screen,
leave prints on the doorjamb
with their unwashed hands.

I send them to the sink,
call, “Did y’all use soap?”

But Jesus says, “Come. Eat.”

Martha Spong — August 27, 2012

(Thinking about Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, Proper 17B)

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