Jesus, nothing can stop you
From loving us all, not even death.
Today, many years ago, you resurrected
Defying all pains, all tortures, humiliations and even death.
You do not have to prove to the world
That you are omnipotent. omnipresent and omniscient.
We know it, we see it and we feel it in our hearts
And in our souls wherever we are and whosoever we are,
Rich or poor, black or white, famous or simple, learned or not.
Jesus, in you we find a friend, a guide and a master
Who holds our hands when we go astray
And brings us back to the right path,
The path that you tread in spite of all the hurdles,
The obstacles and the pot-boiling twists.
Original and daring, dauntless and fathomless,
You are in yourself a school and we, the learners.
You showed to us the road to fearlessness,
With uncompromising faithfulness to mankind,
Thereby bringing a transformation powerful enough
To create spiritual awakening that transcends the mundane.
You showed to us right livelihood
That brings the joys of life
And you taught us that forgiving is divine.
Today, when I thought of how you washed
The lovely feet of your disciples,
Tears flowed down my cheeks for wisdom
Flashed to me in the colors of the rainbow
That we never came on planet earth
To be served but to serve others.
And now Jesus, all of us are in so much pain
With the pandemic that does not want
To release its grip from our frail bodies.
If it is a collective karma, please forgive us
And come to our world to freshen our minds
About the ways of living and solving our problems
Just like you did many many years ago.