matthew henry’s commentary


Jesus is healer

his word is “panpharmacon

– salve for every sore”

whatever the affliction

no matter the addiction


(Matthew 4:23-25)


face of addiction

photo from Phyllis Galembo’s “Maske” collection shared with d’VersePoets



temptation wears

a lovely face but her

henchman snarls…

it’s frightful how easy

we can be chained:

in foolish company

an unwise choice

becomes a bad habit

grows in power to

dominate life until

it’s unrecognizable

hidden behind a mask

of pain and regret.