See The World

Standard

To see
The world
Through Another’s
Eyes

Is Love
Is Empathy
Is Essential

Is Impossible

Especially
When their Perspective
Invalidates
Us

How
Can we Honor
That
Which disHonors
Us?

So
We denigrate
Their viewpoint
We mock
Their assumptions
We question
Their motives
We destroy
Their Identity

All
To do
Unto them
Before
They do
Unto Us

How
Dare
Jesus
Tell
Us
To Love
Our Enemies?

How?

How?

The same Way
He Loved
Us

The same Way
He told Us
To deny our Self
Take up our Cross
And follow Him

He knows
The Pride
That sustains Us
That sustains Self
Will kill Us
Will destroy Self

Will crucify Him
All over again

That
Is the horrifying Truth
Of the cross

Either
We let Him
Crucify our flesh
So we
Can love
Like Him

Or else
He lets Us
Crucify His

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