Everyone wearing Easter best

as we watch a guy

in his #16 rugby jersey

make his way to communion,

wondering if his normal

best was in the wash.

Or maybe, like the military,

his team has him wear

the jersey to formal events,

such as weddings, funerals,

and Easter Sundays.

If he even plays rugby;

he looks slow.

But we’re not supposed

to judge at church, and maybe

that’s his Easter best

and better than the Packers jersey

and jeans he wore

for the Christmas Eve service.

Now I feel guilty, since

Jesus hung out with hookers,

the IRS, and some fairly clueless fishermen,

never asking any of them

to change their clothes

for his sake, not that they had

more than one tunic. Or did they?