Mark 13-14

Poem – Dinner Guest

Dinner Guest

Valmai Redhead

Who would you choose to invite as a dinner guest
living or dead?

I would choose this woman –
the unnamed woman
who eclipsed protocol
and took a risk
when she broke open that which was very precious

in the house of Simon
the leper
named –
once marginalized
but now included.

This woman
once included
but now marginalized
scolded
ridiculed
judged
by dinner guests

yet her unrestrained love
anointed
appreciated
accepted
by Jesus.

Remembered forever
this woman with no name.

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