As the time for glory neared, he spoke, instead, of coming death.
“Those who love their life will lose, but they who hate: eternal breath.”
Follow where I’m headed, serve me. God will honor nothing less.”
“Troubled in my soul I know that this is why I’m here with you.
Though misunderstanding stalks me, something good is coming due.
When I’m lifted I will draw all people to the thing that’s true.”
Knowing more than crowds around him: how and when he’d come to die;
warning of surrounding darkness; promising a little light,
urging to the last, belief, he said his bit and then took flight.
Image: Michał Mancewicz on Unsplash
Source: John 12:23-36
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Collaudemus , Public Domain
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