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BARNABAS IN CHURCH

BARNABAS IN CHURCH

When you go on your life’s tour,

Do you know what you’re good for…

I mean to say

Do you know your own way,

How you can ease someone’s chores?

I suppose you’d view me vain

Attempting to explain…

What little I know

Of my purpose so

The concept becomes more plain?

Spiritual gifts* I’m aware

Of, although some more may be there…

Include to encourage

Others to “endurage”**

To walk in their faith with care.

In the past I’ve often found

Pastors find me useful and sound…

Just to talk,

Not idolize and gawk

Or set them on pedestal ground.

I’ll often write poetry bidden

By a sermon that they have given…

I don’t know why

Anyone would cry,

Just using what I have been given.

–Jonathan Caswell

* spiritual gifts…see Ephesians 4:7-13 and elsewhere

**1st Peter 4:8-11; Galatians 6:9