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