An honorable taunt

           “He saved others; let him save himself!”
                           —Luke 23.35

They meant it as a taunt,
but it is the emblem of love:
that one cares for others more than oneself.

It is Christ’s refutation of selfishness,
of violence, of capitalism,
of systems of privilege and exclusion.

Pray that the world may ridicule you
because you are
so loving.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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