Understanding Sacrifice by Raymond A. Foss

In the coming of Jesus
a redefinition coming
understanding sacrifice
as a choice of free will

Not like the lamb,
the ram, the doves
our hands upon them
taking on our sin

Something different
profoundly important
the suffering of Christ
of his free will

Choosing to die
to offer himself
submission to God
to become the sacrifice

The lamb climbing
our hands upon him
the priest climbing
the altar of the cross

Offering himself
the humble servant
God incarnate
dying for us

by Raymond A. Foss

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