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I am going away for a few days.  My family is having a wake to remember my older brother who died recently from prostate cancer (detected way too late).  I’m not sure how hotel wi-fi works or if it works or if I work with it, so I’m not sure about being in touch here while I am gone.

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Believing God

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Immortal, Invisible

How much sense

To believe in such a thing?

Like a ghost

We cannot exorcise,

Like love

We never want

To go away

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In something that made everything

And we weren’t there

That guides us if we want

But has an overarching will

At work

Regardless

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Intimate and inside

Glorious in nature

Even when

Nature is terrible

And thus

Capable of fright for a response

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We go there

And shall it come here?

A word

A choice

And we are outcast

Another word

And we are home

In a place with many mansions

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Source of fiction

And nonfiction

Belief on trial

But so go justice

And mercy

As ideas

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Is it everything that’s good

Compelling faith

And then the action?

And is God

The best of all?

The maker, sponsor

Source of everything

That lasts

That’s worth the lasting

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Life

Loss

The spark that’s there

And holding the spark

When it goes out

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Something everyone

Can get and have

Like good stories

Told well

And, well,

This is the best story

We can have

And is alive

All the time

Forever

Gladly for aye

And amen

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C L Couch

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Photo by Lucas Hoang on Unsplash

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certain hymns and verses in John are sources for allusions

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