“You be the preacher. Let’s hear what you’d say.”
“Well, I don’t think I’ll talk to you of God
Or of some Decalogue you must obey
Or tell you you began as just a clod,
For I’m not into such mythology;
What is most apt is how we should behave.
Instead of arguing theology
Or listening to how rival preachers rave.
It simply comes to this: we’re here to love—
It’s kindness we must learn for our own kind,
And this no other teaching stands above,
And toward this we are naturally inclined.
Though some have been perverted toward sin,
It’s only by our graciousness we’ll win.