Suburban Understanding 2
our neighbors in Shalom

We who are Christian
Are children of our
Parents in Judaism

The Jews are Mother and
Father to our nascent
(Relatively speaking) faith

Life in the Garden is
Depicted there and our
Eden out-casting

The interpreting foretelling
Prophets are in the
Jewish story as are the

Judges and the monarchs
Absolute in wisdom
And in folly

(The best judge was
Deborah who did all
Things right

The king most loved
Was David whom God
Long-suffering loved in
The ruination of his family

And in the writing of
The psalms)

Our neighbor Jews
Have such time and
In bitter sweet such
Wisdom over ages

Listen in love
And we will learn