You know it’s Good News….
For Epiphany 4C (1 Corinthians 13, Luke 4). Thinking about the potentially violent reception of radical changes to lifestyle and the practice of faith that emerge when Scripture and preaching are taken seriously.
Meter 11 11 11 11 ( e.g. St Deinio, Stowey)
1) You know it’s Good News when it drives you to rage:
makes changes apparent; the End of the Age;
Love sounds like a message you’d like to ignore
and throw down on rocks from the cliff to the shore!
2)You’ve chosen to listen, but here’s the surprise
that Jesus brings justice to light to your eyes:
says “healing is God’s gift for here and for now
not stuck in the past, nor beyond far hills’ brow”.
3)And Good News from Jesus is Good News for all
the Earth and the enemy, monstrous and small;
with warnings to heed and delights to enjoy
inclusive and caring: it’s bound to annoy!
4)In language of angels or slang of the street
Christ’s friends will speak love to whomever they meet
And how you receive it speaks volumes aloud
But Good News that’s welcomed gives cause to be proud