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Everything Is Listening

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It is a fallen world:

Fallen people,

Fallen nature,

Maybe primal good

As in

Genesis

Until the fruit is eaten

Then everything is

Changed

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What kind of universe

Allows such a fall

From the marrow

To the skin

And in the air

The slough above the skin?

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A universe that’s made

With allowance

From its maker

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Everything made

Real

With real alternatives,

Real consequences

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Real joy

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Real loss

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The chance for one thing

Or the other;

Chance matters

Choice matters more

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What we choose

Moves the Earth,

Maybe heaven

A little

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Heaven malleable enough

For a third

To fall away,

The Earth more so

Affected by our choices

Mortal

Inside mortality

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Save the Earth,

Save each other:

This can be done

With faith

And better choices

After faith

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We believe—help

Our unbelief

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What shall we say?

What shall we do?

How shall we live?

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We are fallen;

Our choices mingle

With the dust

Of ages;

We have an age,

This age

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We have flaws

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We have hope

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We know a better way

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The prophets and the angels

Tell us

Of repentance

And good news

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C L Couch

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