If you take on someone’s sin,
you should wash it off again.
Water may not be enough;
sin is very sticky stuff.
Sackcloth, ashes and remorse,
may be needed in due course.
Even those who lend a hand,
can get stained in ways unplanned.
Give them lots of healing space.
Treat their woundedness with grace.
Those who aid our getting clean,
share a blessing that we need.
Photo: Jacmac34 on pixaby
Source: Leviticus 16:23-28
Text: David Alexander, 2021, CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Heathlands, Public Domain
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