Fourth in a series of four haiku poems on RAIN: “Rain 4”
the rain falls on all
falls on the just and unjust
just give thanks for grace
– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL 11/12/12
The first two lines refer to a portion of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
– Gospel According to Matthew 5:43-45
Sammy Williams, Pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA, posted a thought-provoking piece on the Sermon on the Mount, including this picture that was taken just before “the hilicopters, tanks and jeeps swarmed in” on military maneuvers.