Members of Christ’s body meet,
Gagged and bound (hand and heart),
By tradition, protocol, and hierarchy.
They’re not allowed to be doers,
But are lined up in rows as hearers only,
Gathered to be restrained,
Not permitted to freely speak or act
Or openly obey their Head,
The resurrected Jesus.
Then they’re dismissed to go
And forget the words they heard.
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