Jesu’ calls

…Jesus’ original followers were a ragged crowd – illiterate bumpkins mainly. Life’s rejects; the wrong sort of people.
(from the Jesus Army Blog)

So here’s a poem.

   Simon you Zealot,
   You Nationalist bigot
   You burn with a passion
   To kick out the foreign.
   “Come” Jesu’ calls
   A look of confusion
   Then sudden amazement
   “I’ll follow you”

   Matthew, you swindler
   You trickster and traitor
   Your trade is to cheat
   Soaked in deceit.
   “Come” Jesu’ calls
   A look of confusion
   Then sudden amazement
   “I’ll follow you”

   You, young rich ruler
   Morally superior
   You’re honest and eager
   To inherit the Kingdom
   “Sell” Jesu’ calls
   A look of confusion
   Then suddenly downcast
   You walk away

   Lazarus you friend
   Tragically entombed
   Your sisters are grieving
   “If only Jesu’d come soon!”
   “Live” Jesu’ calls
   Looks of confusion
   Then sudden amazement
   You walk into the open

   And me?
   “Come, sell, live” You call
   My look of perplexion
   Then sudden amazement
   Me? I’ll follow You.

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