However did we leave His Way
Of justice for the poor, and peace?
To sell our souls to Constantine
And fighting over Creeds?
Align ourselves with Power and Kings
To fawn, exploit and kill ?
So often done unspeakable things
And claimed they were God’s will ?
So much of all this tragic folly
Has for so long been justified –
By literally reading as ‘Word of God’,
The Books of the Canon were deified.
They told of an angry, violent God,
Of arbitrary favouring –
Such stories clearly gave the nod
To bigots, wars and slavery.
But though we’ve strayed from Jesus’ Love,
We can still change to choose His Way.
22nd, January 2017