The Sword of Damocles

Damocles’ sword
dangles precariously
threatening separation
of head from shoulders.

Do not fail
lest God bring His gleaming blade down
upon your neck.

Is this grace?
Is this where we find the peace of Christ?

Or is it true that
there is now, therefore, no condemnation
for those who are in Christ?
That those he justifies
he will also glorify?
That he who began a good work
will bring it to completion?

Rest, child. Rest.

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