What if heaven?
What if heaven is a light source?
And we keep saying who's in
But you can't keep out the light
Even if you try
You can work
Placing blind over windows
You can pull and tuck and cover
But once light is entering a room
it only takes the tiniest pin prick
To begin it's overtake
It's reckless flood
What if heaven is really here and now?
What if it's in us?
And they keep trying to say
Heaven arrives boxed on graphs
penciling in rules that were meant to be broken
What if heaven's definition of marriage
Was authored in the shared heartbeat?
The hum of current beginning it's exchange?
What if you can't keep that kind of love under control
What if God has called us good?
They tried to tell us there was not enough
That we had to fight our way inside
They drew the lines
Racist, homophobic, sexist lines
Told us to fight our way to the top
They told us to plead for His binary marked, gendered, mercy
Ask for grace from our broken ways
But if the Kingdom of Heaven is like a light source
And you can't keep out the electric flow
It's time to rub your eyes
Open them wide
Grab your neighbor by the hand
It is so much bigger
So much brighter
More beauty than they understand
The minute they drew those lines
The Kingdom of Heaven went outside
& is beaming at them