Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Poem

The following poem was recited by James Finley, Ph.D., during his presentation at the 2010 conference, “Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate.” It appears on page 8 in the March 7, 2010 post by Dr. Bill Kerley titled, “It’s Not Right! It’s Not Fair! It’s the Kingdom of God!” or View as HTML

Matt Talbot was a drunkard
Dismas was a thief
Magdalene was a playgirl
and Thomas without belief

But there they are in heaven
Looking down upon us now
Each holding a tilted halo
To a badly battered brow

And so the sins of all you sinners
Don’t definitely damn
For your was-ness doesn’t matter
If your is-ness really am.