With a rhyme on her lips and rhythm in her heart, she meets the eyes of the gathered. She opens the Holy Book and turns the page. She speaks:
‘“If we say we are his we must follow the example of Christ.” First John, chapter two, the sixth verse.
The devil shouts, but the Lord whispers. The devil assigns labels, but the Lord favors love. The devil judges mercilessly and upholds falsity, but the Lord judges mercifully and upholds truth.
Brothers and sisters, if our neighbors hear Christians shouting out labels in merciless judgement and denying the truth, they can know that it isn’t of the Lord.”
The eyes of the gathered meet her eyes as she closes the Holy Book. With a rhyme in her soul and rhythm in her step she walks back to her seat at the Lord’s Table.
The Lord leans over and whispers, “Well done, daughter.”