A Poem for Sunday: "Just Like Me"

Just Like Me

By Joanna Fuchs

Dear Lord, forgive our yielding to temptation;

Forgive our pride, our love of worldly things.

Have mercy on our love of sensual pleasure,

Compassion on the sins that self love brings.

It must be hard to understand us sometimes;

So very different is your heart and mind.

But wait, I just remembered that you do know

What it’s like to be a part of humankind.

You suffered just like we do, and you were tempted.

You lived with us so you could comprehend

The things that we go through each trying day,

So you could give us mercy, and be our friend.

Thank you for compassion and forgiveness;

Thank you for your love and empathy.

Thank you, Lord, for coming down from heaven

To experience life’s trials, just like me.

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