Bitter/Sweet

John took the scroll from the angel and ate it
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well
The word of God, comforting and disturbing
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well
Affirming and accepting, shaking us up
Calling us on, helping us change
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well
The presence of God in a place of exile
The words of life, the message of transformation
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well
No quick fix, no easy option
The peace of God, for a world at war with itself
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well
‘Take up your cross,’ he says, ‘my burden is easy’
In the place of exile, the presence of God
Sweet to the taste, but bitter as well.

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