Don’t say, “It is God’s will…” She knows
that God hates death, and knows, in fact
Paul’s letter, Chapter and the Verse,*
where God’s foe dies in the last act.
“Death, you will die!” But until then
we mortals sicken, suffer, die,
slip into mystery. So when
you speak to her, don’t tell a lie:
say, “We love you, and so does God.
This is not something that you did.
The whole world that we know is flawed,
but we have signs that we are loved.”
Sing, “Jesus loves me, this I know.”
Sing, “For the Bible tells me so…”
* I Corinthians 15:26