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Jesus Christ--- Maverick

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Joyce Johnson
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0 posted 03-15-2012 04:24 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Joyce Johnson


“Hate the sin and love the sinner”,
This maverick King of Jews declared.
He was like no king before him.
None could be to him compared.

“Let he who has not sinned,” he said,
“Cast the first stone, should he dare.”
And all the guilty parties stayed
Their deadly missiles in midair.

This King had no powerful weapons.
He ruled by purest love alone.
He feared not to touch a leper,
Nor die for our sins to atone.

At betrayal in the garden
He kindly healed the soldier’s ear.
And before it even happened
He had forgiven Peter’s fear.

On the cross, he asks forgiveness
For all those who caused his death.
Forgiving of the wicked sinners,
Was this maverick with last breath.

By: Joyce Johnson

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sandgrain
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1 posted 03-15-2012 11:17 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I like the concept of Jesus being a Maverick.  He was but I'd never thought of Him in that light.  Your words flow with His love for all.

God bless!

  Rae
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Maverick - I love that title when applied to Jesus. He sure was a renegade and a rebel, the most radical of us all. Very nice read.
JL
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3 posted 03-30-2012 04:55 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Very nice write Ms. Johnson.
I too have never thought of Jesus as a maverick, but then again neither did the
multitudes of vendors selling their merchandise in the temple.  He was indeed
just as you describe: one of a kind.

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

 
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