Saturday, May 14, 2016


                    “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.