September 17, 2003

 

Ignorance of Grace

(to Martin Cauchon et al)

 

you claim victory in the midst of your defeat

never aware of what you have lost by your gain

unrealizing that the One against whom you rail

is unchanging despite your protest of

His word that has established all that is

 

which also gives to you your breath and blood

yet you deny His grace, His law, His love

 

feeling by His mercy too close constrained

seeking freedom where all roads freely followed

we may become what we are becoming

your grand words of equality and fairness

 

very sweet and pleasant but still lies

despite your flowery sentiment

 

mask the ugly face of humanism as

narrow-minded in its blind broadness

as you claim is God in His open grace

 

Whose love knows no end

but that which you have chosen

 

you enter a door our parents never knew

seeking life and, shocked, find only death

in that day you will weep to God

for the mercy you once scorned for “freedom”

but far too late for you and those you led

away from their Creator

 

while there is breath there is hope

reconciliation received is forever ours

 

once breath has gone there is despair

reconciliation refused is forever lost

 

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