2015.02.15: a love like no other

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” – Mk 1:40-42

ignorance taught me
that to avoid the fires of hell
i must:
obey the commandments
follow the precepts and
believe the doctrines

pride told me
that i can do it
on my own

just like the leper
who was condemned
to hell on earth
for sins he may or may not
have committed
i lost all hope

from the depths of despair
with much wailing
and gnashing of teeth
i cried out for help

even though i had
no right to hope
you came to me
any way

you touched me
and made me clean
you flooded me
with forgiveness
and overflowing love

no longer am i condemned
to isolation
but in deserted places
i will you stay with you

for who will believe
the words of a sinner
but castaways and other sinners
who are ready to be saved
by a love like no other

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