Persecuted like Christ by Raymond A. Foss

What do we fear
that keeps us in our seats
when we should be
persecuted like Jesus
our lives in the streets

Sharing Christ’s message
the world upside down
not judging others
lifting them from the ground

Speaking out in power
guided by Christ
loving our neighbors
led by his love

Going as we are led
speaking out loud
We are not better
than those in the shadows
we should lift them up
in carrying God’s light

The world corrupt
so far from God’s grace
we must bear witness
projecting Christ’s face

Standing up against repression
the judging of others
thinking we are better
when we are bound by our sin

We all need our Savior
if we are to live
no better than our neighbors
because of our stain
the judgment just the same

by Raymond A. Foss

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