Tuesday, December 31, 2013


        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.