The Spirit of God is both humble and gentle,
devoid of hypocrisy, sharp as a sword.
And when we are driven along by that Spirit
we live with God’s courage, embody God’s Word.
The ones who do all for the sake of appearance,
who wait on the praise of their neighbours and friends
are so far away from the teachings of Jesus,
in word and in action they serve their own ends.
Which way will we choose at each time of decision,
the crisis of choice is our own to be made;
to walk as disciples in following Jesus,
or living in selfishness? Will we be swayed?
© Andrew Pratt 3/10/2011
Tune: STREETS OF LAREDO