John the Baptist (7)


Luke 7:18-37 – the certainty of doubt

In the simplicity and uniformity of a prison cell, it’s easy to doubt your identity.
And having questioned yourself, you then query those you identify with.
Through silent hours of backwards introspection,
I wondered what it was all for – the water, the call to repentance, the preparation for the one to come?
What if I was mistaken about myself, my role?
And if I had fooled myself, had I been wrong about Jesus? Was he who we were waiting for?
Lord I believe; help my unbelief.
As I don’t know my very self, can I trust myself to know the Other?
Shackled and silenced, how do I prepare a way for him?
Is my time over?


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