XXI. I’m needless to You, yet fierce is your care

As to ‘caring for’ the Sermon on the Mount, if ‘caring for’ here means ‘liking’ or enjoying, I suppose no one ‘cares for’ it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledgehammer? -C.S. Lewis

I’m needless to You, yet fierce is Your care.

It pierces, else the claim that You are Lord

Would be a dream; believe it I’d not dare.

Did You not say You brought to man a sword?

To hear that One with Life as You possess

Does offer life, and peace to disarm sin:

The truth, I’d judge, must surely be much less,

Had You not yanked my heart from death’s low den.

‘Twas needful You should hack my heavy pride

If from that dreadful prison you would raise me.

O blessed blade, from which I sought to hide

In blindness I deemed light, and falsehoods hazy!

To meet You as You are, it stabs the soul.

The wounds that you inflict, they make us whole.

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About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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