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“In every pang that rends the heart,
the Man of Sorrows has a part.”
Was he SonofGod or ascended Master?
Remember that he chose 12 young men as his companions.
Did the arbitrary rule of celibacy spawn pedophilia & homosexuality?
Or were the Gnostics correct and he secretly married Magdalene?
Could Jesus ever have looked like Jeffrey Hunter, some handsome
lean Aryan dude with perfect teeth and flowing locks?
Or was he Maghrabi, dark skinned, hook nose, brown eyes
nappy hair and other Arabic traits? If he returned today
in America, wouldn’t he be profiled as a terrorist?
I still have trouble accepting salty wafer as his body
and cheap grape juice in a Dixie cup as his blood;
but then, Communion has always creeped me out.
Posted over on dVerse Poets-Poetics
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