Our Lord was never religious
As He walked this earth;
He highlighted the hypocrisy
And invited spiritual rebirth.
He rebuked the Pharisees
For imposing man-made traditions,
Whilst they enjoyed their mighty
Proud and elevated positions.
The public were burdened much
As they tried to fulfil the law,
But as humans they faltered
Broke one command, hence breaking all.
Our Jesus He eased the yoke
Fulfilled the law and set us free;
As our Passover Lamb He shed His blood
So from God’s wrath we can finally flee.
And this act of compassion
Should never be boxed as religion;
As it opened the gate to a personal faith
To obey, trust God and to share His vision.
Never institute your love for God
But instead reach Him free and openly…
With extended arms and heart
To enter heaven through Jesus only.
(C) P.B. 2002
“Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.” Matthew 23:15