Meacham at St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga | Sojourners

Meacham at St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga

A poem.

I rub my hand across the stone font
Where Jon Meacham took on the water
Of baptism and signed on to the cross
In an olive oil signature made for words.

The empty sanctuary now quiet for prayer echoes
With last night’s lecture on the future of democracy.
Light pours through the stained glass window
With a narrative of Saul, struck down blind

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