What I Learned From Christ

203461_1043105893_7925013_n_biggerby Joshua Converse05 Jul 2013

What I learned from Christ
Is courage:
He knew fear in the garden as he prayed
And determination as he trudged to Golgotha
For the Father
And for us,
He did his duty manfully
With a full heart.

What I learned from Christ
Is forgiveness:
He loved Judas
Like a brother,
As he loves us,
And embraced him knowing
How it would all end.

What I learned from Christ
Is the power of stories
Miracles alone were not enough
for at the end of his ministry
It was parables he gave us,
Because stories are a kind of miracle,
The kind we can all give one another.