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From toiling in the glen of reasoning and on
The hill of revelation I offer a basket of fruit
Which will answer a question relating to
Truth and its moment in the field of life.
A pursuer of truth by clearing, ploughing,
Harrowing the bogs of agnosticism and
Atheism, as well as the mountain of faith.
The load I bear at the end of the harvest is
Composed of Jewish based Christian fruit.
Confirming the fruit of labour gathered
Across various centuries by workers
Witnessing and conveying the output
Of others. The resulting combination
Affirms the food of life which is Bread
And Wine-‘I and the Father are one…’
Arising from lambs of the Shepherd
Relating to birth, teaching, suffering,
Death, resurrection and ascension.
Prior ascending to the loft, establishing
A house for his followers and in-spite of
Their proneness to sin assured members
The house would prevail and continue
Possessing the keys of its entrance.
In addition providing other means to
Overcome the possible destruction of
The flock. Traditionally known as-
‘Whose sins you shall forgive they
Are forgiven. Whose sins you
Shall retain they are retained’.
Unfortunately other persons because
Of intrigue arising from the father of
Lies departed from its confines…
Confirming the level of the strength
Of opposition. But in earlier days the
Shepherd confirmed: Thou art Peter
And upon this rock I will build my
Church and the gates of hell shall
Not prevail against it…'
Thus, if death is, as defined,
‘The Moment Of Truth’
There is no loss if the moment is empty.
But, if in accord with the teachings of Jesus,
What a future to be experienced and what
A life to be shared if we follow our
Shepherd ? A gifted trinity of
Justice, equality, and peace,
Growing from the soil of love
Across the vale of God’s creation…
“This is my body, this is my blood…
Unless you eat the flesh and drink
The blood of the Son of man you
Shall have no life in you”.
On that night centuries ago he gave
Himself- God’s Word who is Jesus.
Thus, foolish are we if we neglect to
Eat what has been offered: for
It is God- the Bread of Life!
Thus, it is quite absurd to house
A single doubt while accepting
His various other statements as
Being of the truth! In fact God is
Truth and claims he made
Can never be untrue.
This, my offering, Is the fruit of the
Mystical number of seven decades,
Plus, of digging, harrowing, planting
And reaping in the fields of the valley of life.
A life in which I as a lamb can safely climb
The mountain of Carmel for my Shepherd
Is the shepherd of all shepherds.
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