in crucifix icons,
elevated to heaven in fairy-tale paintings
or Jesus the buddy making the show.
I know you are more
our blessed present Lord.
in shallow faces,
playing the game that no one believes.
in words of desire,
having our way we prefer not to ask.
in relative culture,
following nothing give impulse the rule.
in thought of theology,
making it plain we secure our comfort.
Hard to handle
we push you away,
abstract you from this very present day.
So, let the obedience brake our pride
not turning away
from the only one true,
helping our neighbor is honoring you.