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What could he mean, What’s the purpose of saying “He who has no money, Come, buy and eat”? What hope is there for those who Have no money — are poor? And what of those who are lame And who cannot come But must lie on a mat, can’t Get off the floor? Or even if carried by friends, What if they can’t get in the door? What hope of coming Let alone running For Salvation? Its meaning breaks in me. I, who have no capacity To respond or come. It shows and reveals, The Mercy which comes to me Becomes the All by which I see Every-Thing. The feast he offers he gives. Its cost, though priceless, is Paid by Him. And feeding upon The bread of his life, The wine of his blood and sacrifice Is the meaning I need That he gave himself And with himself feeds Me. © Randall Edwards 2020