Saturday, 10 December 2016

The consolation of being wrong

GospelMatthew 11:2-11 


John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor; and happy is the man who does not lose faith in me.’
  As the messengers were leaving, Jesus began to talk to the people about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the breeze? No? Then what did you go out to see? A man wearing fine clothes? Oh no, those who wear fine clothes are to be found in palaces. Then what did you go out for? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet: he is the one of whom scripture says:
‘Look, I am going to send my messenger before you;
he will prepare your way before you.
‘I tell you solemnly, of all the children born of women, a greater than John the Baptist has never been seen; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he is.’



The consolation of being wrong

I knew what the message was
I thought I knew what the message was
I knew what the answer was
I thought I knew what the answer was

I knew I was right
I thought I knew I was right

I knew how it all was going to end
I thought I knew how it all was going to end 

I didn't know my birth was the end and the beginning
my birth was the end and the beginning

I didn't know that it wasn't all up to me 
It wasn't all up to me


I didn't trust in what I am seeing
trust in what I am seeing

I didn't know the kingdom is already here
the kingdom is already here 

I didn't know the answer is love
the answer is love



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