The Internal Noise

 

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The internal noisemaker is off again,

Me, full of the message of forgiveness,

And understanding cannot deal with the challenge,

As yet another comment turns to gossip,

Then undermining, and finally mean-spirited bullying.

 

How, dear God, can I respond?

For I am called to kick the sellers out of the temple,

Dust of my sandals,

And go to a town where I will be heard.

 

Yet, to do so will be cowardice, and will fail to do Your will.