Allah, Battle Hymn Of the Republic, Buddhists, Divide and Conquer, Druids, Flagellation, God's Greatest Commandment, Gold Standard, Golden Rule, Hatred, Hindus, Imam, Love, Minister, Priest, Rabbi, Seekers, Wiccans, William Steffe, Yahweh
To flagellate the penitent’s an evil thing to do
It’s a special kind of illness whipping Muslim, Christian, Jew.
Told to cherish and love each other, we’re neighbors after all,
many voices call out in hatred, Lord, how did this befall?
To love whole world as siblings is Your greatest Commandment
and promoting our divisions is a sin most flagrant.
Let us strive to do to one another as we’d have done to us
and stop proclaiming other evil with broad and damning brush.
It is not our hymns that matter, rather in our actions speak,
we all need to listen to The Master and His wisdom seek.
Some call Master Yahweh, others by Allah name is known,
Hebrews have tradition of of not putting name in written form.
Regardless of name we call Him surely we all need to see
we are all but seekers searching for truth in divinity.
Condemning one another for the way we bless ourselves
is truly an unholy path that makes Earth a living hell.
We must rise above our pettiness, rise above our learned hate,
so long as we are breathing, swear to God it’s not too late.
Let us break bread with an Imam, let us dine with a Rabbi,
drink His blood with a priest, and with a minister share pie!
It is not in our differences that we will see The Lord
and while we’re feeling welcoming let’s include the whole horde.
Wiccans, Druids, Hindus, Buddhists, the list goes on and on:
Stop insisting that we’re right, don’t have to say that they’re all wrong.
Don’t care what you believe in, can have no theism at all
what we need’s not tolerance, but loving hearts that are not small.
With Golden Rule as our Gold Standard no way that we can fail.
Lead by example to handle dissent, not the threat of jail!
We can revel in His Glory, we can drink of finest wine,
we may not see eye to eye but diversity’s divine!
May your faith give you solace in time of greatest need
and rather than condemning let’s let His word take the lead.
“He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat.
Oh, be swift, my soul to answer him be jubilant, my feet!”
For His love let’s march on! For His love let’s march on!