Some Still Interpret*

Some still interpret

standing tall

with Jesus as a call

to be a

manly man,

misguided macho



Perhaps a different

view is due —

the view

of Jesus’

mother Mary

who stood tall

beneath the cross

and watched

her son

in agony

entrusting him

to his destiny,

and perhaps

in that

moment re-


her Magnificat —

the liberation of

all creation

for eternity.

*with appreciation to Henri Nouwen for a meditation that gave me the idea.

1 thought on “Some Still Interpret*

  1. Love it! Could be about Pat Robertson and his ilk. BTW, do you know a “little liberal Jew” named Wiley who heads the MRFF…keeping religion and state separate…who was attacked by Pat?

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