There was a fire within the man

     Who raised the humble, cured the lame –

Who spoke of caring, helped the poor,

     Whose life was good; whose death was shame.


There was a fire within the man

     Who comforted the ones who mourned,

Who fed the hungry, loved the poor,

     But who, himself, was sadly scorned.


The fire burned brightly in the man

     Who blessed the people pure in heart,

Whose blessings poured on peacemakers;

     Who told us love we should impart.


His fire still burns in humankind,

     With flickering flames releasing heat,

And from this fiery, dancing blaze,

     Injustice and contempt retreat.


* Son of man:  (See: Daniel 7:13-14)


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By Josie Whitehead

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