Echoes

September 13, 2013 

why do

so many

gods

remain

hidden

these days

those

who

decide

auto

purchase

deals

stay

out of

sight

while

an emissary

carries

messages

are financial

loans

ever

finalized

at the desk

where

we apply

who

actually

owns

our home

mortgage

when

informed

of imminent

hospital

dismissal

in which

unseen

insurance

headquarters

was that decision

made

is our possible

employment

in the hands

of a software

program

with

coded

flags

we never

know

and does

the author

of our

pending

termination

appear to

inform us

which

unnamed

contributors

influence

issues

affecting

our futures

need help

call customer

service in

some distant

cloud

please hold

and w a i t

is any

god

who has

controlling

power over

our destiny

willing to

walk

our streets

sit at our

tables

listen

try to

understand

face

to

face

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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