by Seth Gatchell
With God and with others, made for deep connection,
Both the longing to give and receive rich affection.
But when ugly self starts to demand its own way,
Connections will fracture; there will be hell to pay.
Connections can deepen when mercy’s a factor,
‘Tho weaknesses galore, far less of a matter.
At the foot of the cross everyone is equal,
Just wait until heaven, Oh what a grand sequel!
And shoulder to shoulder, let us together serve,
For Him and for others, resolutely not swerve.
Fellow soldiers are we, this fight against evil,
All the misery caused by ills of the devil.
This love celebrated is from divinity,
Let us reflect that love of sacred Trinity!
Life-giving love of God, like an underground spring,
Sloshing living water, and new life it will bring!