Reflecting on Matthew 25:40
Upon the coming of the son of man,
it is simple in me and simple
among the least of us each.
These matters, then, that I am called to do
are simple and small, and
I would keep them as they are,
not to make them more than they
It is, sometimes, simply in the meeting that
we are called to life in the light.
It is, sometimes, simply in listening.
It is, sometimes, simply to smile.
Some days our encouragement alone is enough.
Some days we hold others up and that is enough.
Some days we clean their place,
and that alone is enough.
We do the least,
and live the least,
and are among the least.
In these footsteps, we are the light.
We give praise in simple places,
in the light.
(c) Tom Bolton, Sababa, 4 April 2014