The story is told of Jesus’ confident questions.
What parent asked for a piece of bread
would hand a child a stone?
And who would give a son or daughter
who holds out a dinner plate
for a piece of fish– a snake instead?
Smug, but clueless, our Savior,
for I have been to family court
and I have heard the speeches
We are in a time of desperate dentistry,
and when I walk among God’s children,
I carry an anti-venom kit.