Tom Yarborough

Rookie (June 19,1946 / Earth)

Liberal Christian - Poem by Tom Yarborough

Liberal Christian

I know I am an outcast for the liberal way I think
I know that some exclude me for making such a stink
But I try to do the right thing, as I think Jesus would do
It’s difficult however, to be modern Christian true

I have always felt that Jesus especially loved the poor
He always stressed that we should always give them somewhat more
There’s that thing about a rich man getting into heaven’s gate
Something about a camel, perhaps that verse is out of date

Does being Christian mean having total blind ambition
Sacrificing the poor for the Christian Coalition
Making the rich richer by a series of tax cuts
To then cut social programs just sounds a little nuts

I am a Christian liberal who chooses love and life
I don’t care which gender someone chooses for a wife
And I know that such beliefs will get me reviled
But pro-life doesn’t mean abandoning a child

I know that it’s a cliché’ to say what would Jesus do
And to be quite honest, I really wish I knew
But one thing that I do think, is if He were here today
He would have equal love for those who were straight or who were gay

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem is inspired by the division that exists between the right and left political beliefs within the framework of Christianity.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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