Friday, March 27, 2020

Not even one

After Romans 3:1-20

I obey the law, well,
mostly, except for
an occasional lapse
with speed limits or
responding to an errant
driver or when I’m
treated unfairly or
I have to wait in line 
or when those politicians
do something really dumb
instead of normal dumb or
when I don’t get my way 
because I should. 

No, I don’t kill, outside
the tongue; I don’t steal,
except when I take credit
I shouldn’t; I don’t covet,
except for the BMW;
I don’t worship other gods,
apart from everyone else,
like when they worship 
money, position, power, 
righteousness, achievement,

No, not even one,
not one,
not one righteous.
To be judged by the law
is to die by the law.

Photograph by Ali Morshedlou via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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