Someone to Esteem

A wee chickadee watches a large woodpecker (photo: Craig Sabin)
It seems a good role model's so hard to find.
To those with true virtue we seem to be blind.
Instead we're enamored with those loud and large,
Who elbow their brothers and try to take charge.
The bigger the ego the larger the beak,
To peck away all who are smaller and weak.
But is this the way that we ought to behave
Toward all of the others our Lord came to save?
I seem to recall that when He walked the earth
He layed down his life, which had infinite worth,
With love for the lowly, the weak and the small,
Redeeming in grace all who answered his call.
He told his disciples to take up their cross,
And worldly achievements they counted as loss.
To reach out to others they went to great length,
Rejoicing in weakness that showed off His strength.
He was the one they were called to esteem,
Whose righteousness flows like an unending stream.
He prizes the humble, the meek, and the small,
So maybe the "small" is the "big" after all.

Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 9, verse 35

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