God has ordained a justice in this world:
“What a man sows, he soon shall also reap.”
But not one man of all of Adam’s sons—
No man or woman, save only the Christ—
Has sowed to God and righteousness alone,
And weedy Vice will choke out Virtue’s wheat.
Have mercy on us, great and gracious Lord!
Deliver us from pits that we have dug,
And hedge us in, till we no longer walk
Along the easy road that leads to death.
This poem came to me earlier this week, after I’d been thinking over what to post for this first Friday in Lent, especially after (as I mentioned after last week’s poem) the poem I had been working on was lost.
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