Once again, JerseySmarts.com is proud to bring its readers a holiday poem by Joseph P. Martino. This time around, Mr. Martino provides an excellent, thoughtful description of the passion of Christ and a reminder why today is the holiest day of the year for Catholics around the world.
You gave your all,…your love, heart, body and soul,….you took our fall,….as foretold and still remained straight and tall,….to later inspire one and all.
Your head was bloodied by thorns and bowed, not in disgrace,…..but in heavenly grace,……for the whole entire human race.
Your arms were outstretched, hands and feet both bloodied and pierced,….but not your holy spirit, to the very end remaining steadfast and fierce,…..for the world has never known a love so vast.
Because of god’s gift of free will and redemption,…..we all have been bequeathed his love, blessings and exemption.
COPYRIGHT JOSEPH P.MARTINO, AMERICAN WRITER/POET
(1937 – ???) MILLBURN, NEW JERSEY
Thank you, again, Mr. Martino.