Church has many seasons
of varying lengths and observance:
Advent’s four weeks the foundation
for Christmas’ gift and twelve days.
Lent’s forty days + Sundays
grounds us in reality of Passion.
Easter’s fifty days roots us
in resurrections transformative power.
Two holy events, however,
rate only a single day
on Church’s schedule of events:
Epiphany and Pentecost.
Did you ever wonder why?
Is eureka of messiah’s identity
too difficult to contemplate
for more than a day?
Holy Spirit’s seed-opening flame
too intense for institutional religion
to bear beyond twenty-four hours?
How would our lives, world differ if
Epiphanies were our daily expectation,
Spirit’s revelation our daily anticipation?
Maybe that’s what Jesus meant by,
“The kingdom is in your midst.” (Luke 17:21)
© 2012 Todd Jenkins