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Since January 20, 2005
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LAUDEMONT MINISTRIES

A Sensible Approach to Christian Truth

POETRY BY SHIRLEY ANNE LEONARD

The Sycamine Tree Lesson

Published in Remembering Eden

And the Lord said, “If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, ‘Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea’; and it should obey you.” — Luke 17:6

You offered possibility
of casting trees into the sea,
and spoke to nature much as though
Adam’s dominion yet were so!

Do You grieve over our weak faith,
our waste of time in lame debate
propounding creeds of little use
for setting captives fully loose?

It seems You never drew back from
unsettling nature with aplomb!
When this your followers did appall,
you chided them for faith too small.

Was it to teach us that we, too,
have all authority to do
Your work with supernatural power —
available to us this hour?

Your gospel teaches, line by line,
to heed the lowly sycamine
and set our sights beyond the scope
of earthlings, to a greater hope!

Green Tree