Thought for today

Was Jesus a good man?...

‘Was he a good man?

a truly good man?

To many Jesus was a law-breaker,

and a blasphemer;

They didn’t think him good.

He turned accepted standards

upside down.

Men and women stood aghast

that he cared so little

for ecclesiastical rules and traditions;

that he cared so much

for the outcast, the despised;

for the man whose business ethics were unacceptable;

for the woman who sold herself

as a momentary substitute for love...

he overset the existing order and

good became what he was.’

Lord forgive us what we are

And help us become what you would have us be.

(Edmund Banyard)

with love and prayers