I pray that God
Would enlarge my territory
in words that I speak and write.
Stories that have changed my life
Have also changed this whole world.
May every story I collect and write
Reflect that cosmic story of change.
The stories of Jesus,
His parables and his own story,
Are made fresh in each of us
Each day that we listen at his feet.
The four gospels reflect their writers' intent,
They record the same life, but Matthew
Writes to Greek Jews,
Spelling out Jesus' geneology
And fulfillment of Old prophesies.
Mark nods to the prophets,
But jumps into the action
Of Jesus' ministry.
Luke, the historian,
To the ages to come
John sees into the mist
Before earth time began,
On His throne over all the cosmos.