â€śI watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.â€ť â€”Luke 10:18
So John the Revelator got it wrong?It wasnâ€™t Michael and his angel throngwho threw the mighty Lucifer from his throne?Youâ€™re telling me that seventy raw-bonedpeasants passing barefoot from town to town,carrying no money, no change of gown,and sparing no time for chat with chanceencounters on the wayâ€”these sons who danceamong snakes and scorpions, whose quick stepsraise dust from heels to headâ€”you mean these schlepsdrew down from heaven upon unmapped squaresapocalyptic judgments no one darescompare with those that wasted Sodom?These day laborers harvested a kingdom?These were the lambs who blacked the dragonâ€™s eye,who rumbled him down from his realm in the sky?
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