The Sacrifice

jesus-being-beaten

Hosts of heavenly angels fill the sky,
With disbelief the common people stare,
While priestly rulers scoffingly pass by
His ruined holy body stark and bare
Then Roman soldiers hastened to affix
“’Tis Israel’s King,” for everyone to see.
Were His disciples, too distressed to mix?
Afraid those priestly enemies to be;
God’s spirit helped Him bear His load of pain
For love for men had dared to make it so,
Can we, so blessed unconcerned remain?
Must we go on pretending not to know?
The desperate thief did recognize his need,
Should we respond as well in thought and deed?
© Copyright Ian Grice 2013. All Rights Reserved

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Eddie & Esther Norton says:

    Great Poem! I have enjoying reading all the other Forwarded messages you have been sending. Esther

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    1. You are welcome. I remember fondly the time we worked together in the Philippines.

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    2. Thank you. Glad you took time to drop by and read my work.

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    1. Thank you. That’s praise indeed coming from one who expresses so professionally in your blogs.

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  2. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Very, very nice sweet Ian. Says a lot without using a lot of words. Have and blessed Easter sweet friend. Hugs, Maggie

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    1. Thank you Maggie. You are a good friend.

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  3. JaneS says:

    Ian;
    This one is marvelous. The sonnet form is challenging and you did a wonderful job making it appear effortless. I think that the form fits the subject as something controlled and yet bursting with meaning, every word important to the message. Great job – this sonnet belongs with the masters!
    Have a great Easter celebration!
    Cheerio
    Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. You are too kind. I’m sure the masters would be uncomfortable including me as I’ve had such basic learning in poetry.

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  4. Subhan Zein says:

    That’s an amazing poem, very heart-felt. Great job, Ian, I’m sharing this on Twitter. Happy Easter to you, Ian. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I continue to enjoy your posts. I particularly like poems you share from the masters of the East.

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  5. Eric Alagan says:

    Beautiful, Ian – and very apt for this week and evermore.

    And from this Sacrifice, springs Salvation.

    Peace and blessings
    Eric

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    1. Thanks Eric, you are always most encouraging in your remarks.

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  6. Good poem. I especially like the line: “Can we, so blessed unconcerned remain?”

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    1. I was looking at the possibility of a sonnet presentation this week, and this one seemed to fall into place as it’s the time of the Easter celebration. Thank you for your encouraging comment.

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