‘Mate! what a bloody good thing,
Jesus recruits soldiers amongst His enemies.”
What a naïve scoundrel I once was!
What a bloody good thing that
Jesus recruits soldiers amongst His enemies!
All too aware of the past,
unaware of my ego
Confidently uncertain of my confidence,
transparent, I was see through
was my existence.
broken and fallen….
Ruined, and in turn destined to ruin
….What a bloody good thing,
Jesus recruits amongst His enemies
blind to aggressors, unkind to the carers
Invulnerable to vulnerability…..
”Mate! what a bloody good thing,
Jesus recruits soldiers amongst His enemies!”
‘Bloody Darwin’ (circa 1941, Anon).
Cornelius (Acts 10, ESV).
‘Jesus recruits soldiers amongst His foes’ (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Military Orders, 12th Cent. In praise of the new Knighthood)