Posted: Dec 12

Jesus, Savior of the World

By Guest Blogger

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Jesus, Savior of our Souls,
Is Savior of the World—if we,
His erstwhile followers, reflect
His Image in humility;

And if we, thus (as God intends),
Cherish creation:  prove that we
Respect all life—not just our own—
As more than mere commodity.

How can God’s Kingdom come on earth
If power and greed and lack of care
Tear down God’s building blocks of life,
Committing chaos everywhere? 

How can God’s Will be done for all
If privileged lives, through selfish will,
Take all the best—and leave the rest
With only crumbs, and unfulfilled? 

Why should God welcome us to Heaven,
Trust us with gems of heavenly worth,
If we’ve ignored God’s call to guard
Creation’s treasures here on earth? 

Jesus, Savior of our Souls,
Is Savior of the World—if we,
His erstwhile followers, become
His Image of humility!

© Nancy Hanson
Trinity Episcopal Church
Diocese of Kansas 
September 16, 2013 
Slightly modified October 24, 2013