Use By Date

On jar lids

See how the flowers of the field grow

packet edges,
in neat computer printing
are dates:
“Use by …”
“Best Before …”
A sign of finite life,
Limited use,
and inevitable corruption.
The average life span for men
in Australia is.
79.7 years.
Is that a “best before”
or “use by” date?
Or is every second
a gift
to be cherished
and lived,
whether many or few?
For there is no 
“Use By” date”
in the Kingdom of God.
Categories: christian, Christianity, Faith, Poem, poetry | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Use By Date

  1. Great thought – I spose people need a Best After…
    Answer being the cross –
    Thanks – this is really good.

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