News from the Desert

We have forgotten
God also tempts us

He came at Moses and said
Be my next best thing

Moses shouted NO
You already have a people!

In a fragmented church
Every victory is a sign

That God is not absent
And that the church is still broken

Every victory also a temptation
To forget that the church is still broken

Victory is a song of joy
sung to a dirge

Success a temple built
From the rubble of the ruins

We dare to remember lest
In forgetting

We, unlike Moses
Will think we are God’s next best thing