Of course we humans will mythologize
Those noble beings whom we most esteem,
And such distortions should not count as lies
But rather more like fiction or like dream.
What matters is that Jesus was a man
Like us, and not a supernatural being,
Who taught that at our loftiest we can
Exhibit love that’s spiritually freeing,
That even when we’re hated, we can love;
And when we’re injured, we can yet forgive
Because we have the faith to rise above
Revenge, since in us grace and mercy live.
It’s not that he commands and we obey;
It’s that we choose to follow in his way.