They broke His flesh
Like brutal savages
Ravenous for blood

They scourged His body
With twisted pleasure
And mocked Him
With diabolical jeers
As they whipped His back
To shreds

Driven by depravity
They pierced nails
Into His hands
And feet
And raised Him up
For all the world
To see

And Jesus forgave all
All because He loves
February 29, 2004

The Way of Blessedness

Oh, God help me to know    T he rich es  of  Yo ur  mercy  -   Though  I am poor and naked, blind -   In covering my shame;  ...