Two by Two to Towns

Sent out two by two to towns and places where he planned to go,

Laborers to reap the harvest went ahead to smooth the road. 

Like lambs in the midst of wolves, unfunded, barefoot, unprepared.

They stayed where the welcome was and left if there was nothing there. 


Eating, sharing, not comparing, gracious guests of rich and poor,

list’ning, hearing, loving, curing, bringing Kingdom to the door.

If deflected or rejected speaking clearly in the fray;

telling those who would not heed, “God’s kingdom’s coming anyway.” 


“She who hears you hears me too, who shuns you shuns my sender, too.”

They went out, then came back saying, “even demons fall to you.”

“There is nothing that will hurt you, neither snake, nor scorpion.

Yet one thing is even greater, from the stroke of heaven’s pen.” 


Image: Anne Nygård on Unsplash

Source: Luke 10:1-11 & 16-20  

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:  Yr Hun Gan, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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