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Honoring Our Elders

After the Sabbath, the rest
commands to honor our elders
our forebears before us
to honor father, mother,
reaping a reward.
valuing our past,
where we have come from
living long in the land

Two laws framing the others
about God, about man
valuing our relationship
our connections with each
the worth of man, each one
wondrous nature of the creator
conjuring the world, the universe
from the void

August 31, 2008
Exodus 20:11-12
the Old Testament reading
Suncook United Methodist Church