Monday, October 1, 2007

The REAL MAN 10-1-07


Some think that they are very tough
and know a thing or two.
They draw attention to themselves
so others notice too.

Some think that they are very tough
with muscles bulging out.
They flex for their own sole desires
so they won't go without.

Some think that they are very tough.
They think that they're so smart.
Enslaved to things they cannot keep,
raw anger finds their heart.

But some day they will sit alone -
to think about their clout.
The first is last, the last is first -
that's what it's all about:

But, through the cries of hate and lies
from "he-men" that are hurled,
A REAL MAN takes up his cross -
the hope above this world.

Yes, some will get so angry when
a REAL MAN loves truth.
A REAL MAN loves children,
their innocence and youth.

While others aren't responsible,
a REAL MAN won't hide.
A REAL MAN's humility -
will overcome all pride.

When others start to steal
a REAL MAN's own shirt,
A REAL MAN will turn away.
A REAL MAN will hurt.

A REAL MAN won't start a fight.
A REAL MAN's not weak.
A REAL MAN must feel the whip...
then turn the other cheek.

When others tear and gouge his flesh,
a REAL MAN won't sway -
for he will love his enemy.
A REAL MAN will pray.

A REAL MAN will bear the nails.
A REAL MAN will cry.
A REAL MAN will bear his cross.
A REAL MAN may die.

But a REAL MAN's forgiven
despite all he's denied -
and they can't kill the REAL MAN,
the REAL MAN inside.

©2007 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Matthew 5:11 (KJV)

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."


Mark 8:35 (KJV)
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.”

1 comment:

  1. Louis, this is one of my favorites. I love it!
    I put it in our bulletin a couple months ago. ~ Susan

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