Hard Times

Mark 8:27-33


God’s way involves suffering

That is very clear

What does the good man do

When the wicked one draws near?

Peter makes it very plain

Ready to draw the sword

Jesus will not have it

Enough to speak the word


Jesus knows his enemies

Will eventually draw blood

He is a provocation

Simply by being good

And violent men use violence

Exerting all their might

The man of God can only stand

An obstacle in plain sight


I can’t get over Hitler

And the tragedy he caused

Or the fact that Britain declared war

When perhaps it could have paused

Self-defence is one thing

Aggression quite another

We need the honest man of God

To show us sister brother


Brian Fahy

16 February 2023

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