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Water and the Word: Produce to Share

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:11)

This was the sign

over a table

in a church’s fellowship hall.

It was summer,

AKA gardening season,

so I knew,

from my experience,

that the first word

was accented

on the first syllable.

I knew the table

would have zucchini,

tomatoes, okra,

and other vegetable delectables

for redistribution

to friends and neighbors.

But then my inner wordsmith

asked its

“What if?” question.

What if this is a verb,

not a noun?

What if it

was divine instruction

on life’s deepest meaning?

What if it was

a holy critique

of cultures and economies,

pulling us together,

rather than apart,

reminding us

that we are,

first, last, and foremost,

created for community?

pro-DUCE to share.

© 2018 Todd Jenkins



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