"blessed are the pure in heart,"
Jesus taught his disciples.
also in the same discourse, he taught,
"if a man looks on a woman with lust,
he has already committed adultery
in his heart."
he traveled with these--
men being made pure in heart.
and one day
he was teaching in the temple.
betrayed by her lover,
condemned by the self=righteous,
and thrown at Jesus' feet.
there at his feet,
in the presence of his disciples,
she found grace
and sin no more.
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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