Sunday, 17 May 2015

THOSE WHOM JESUS MET

THOSE WHOM JESUS MET
(Pat Buckley - 1988)



Jesus met a sinner. The sinner blushed with filth;
But Jesus just embraced him and melted all his guilt.
Then Jesus met a robber. The Robder dropped his chin,
But Jesus just embraced him and wiped away his sin.
Then Jesus met a prostitute. The girl was full of shame;
But Jesus just embraced her and cleared her dirty name.
Then Jesus met an adulterer. The woman's body shook;
But Jesus just embraced her with an understanding look.
Then Jesus met a murderer. The man was going to faint;
But Jesus just embraced him and left him without taint.
Then Jesus met a prisoner. The man had done much wrong;
But Jesus just embraced him and he never felt so strong.
Then Jesus met a leper with a body that did smell;
But Jesus just embraced him and cured him of his hell.



Then Jesus met a blind man who had never seen the sky;
But Jesus just embraced him and his new sight made him cry.
Then Jesus met a youngster who from birth was deaf and dumb;
But Jesus just embraced her and she heard a small bird hum.
The Jesus met a cripple. The man was almost dead;
But Jesus just embraced him and he carried home his bed.
Then Jesus met a young man whom the Devil had enslaved;
But Jesus just embraced him and he knew that he was saved.
Then Jesus met a dead man, His mother dressed in black'
But Jesus just embraced him and his mother got him back.

Then Jesus met a person whom his arms could never span;
One who loved the heavenly God but not their fellow man.
They said long prayers and fasted and in church were always found;
And thought themselves far better than others who were around.
A person who was narrow, easily shocked and full of pride;
Who thought the worse of everyone while the weak he did deride.
And Jesus stared straight at them and they felt that they could die;
For their religion was pretending and their faith was just a lie!








3 comments:

  1. ...Then Jesus met a gay man whose church had cast aside;
    But Jesus just embraced him and did in him e'er abide.

    Religious Sister. NY.

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  2. When the fek will people realise that sexuality defineth not the person but is a means through which the person expresseth ones self. Count how many times Jesus refers to Gay in the Bible....

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  3. That was a beautiful and moving poem. It should be read by everyone who intends to vote in tomorrow's referendum in the Republic. The poem speaks of compassion, and it's heart is all-embracing. It excludes no one, even those too proud and self-reliant to know their poverty of spirit.

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