James Tipp

Rookie - 408 Points (20-06-1945 / East London)

What Of Him? - Poem by James Tipp

‘What of him’ asked Peter to the Risen One
‘He is not your concern’ these words define mission
Yet the church built itself on competition and comparison
‘The pagans Lord it over each other, it shall not be so with you’
Another sign of mission, yet the church designs grandiose titles
‘The Kingdom of God will be full of sinners, tax collectors and harlots’
The church never knowingly sees the like within its precincts
We cannot put the genie back in the bottle mistakes remain
But we can challenge the whole structure to reform and repent.
Encourage clergy to work together and speak the truth
Seek to help the laity with being church outside the building
Know that the Kingdom of God has no boundaries set by men.
Where love is found in abundance God is at work and thriving
Where humanity seeks to unite and be reconciled here is the Kingdom
This is not a competition that seeks status in the world’s eyes
But a walk of faith to bring love to a broken world and to broken people
Who even when they have heard it and responded will still be broken.
As we saw in the disciples who followed in the beginning so now.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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