FredPeyer

To Him who carries the Cross

I do not ask you to save me

Do not expect compassion

Never ever count on

You being there for me

I just want to follow

In your footsteps

Be fed by the crumbs

That fall from your table

Revel in the aura

That surrounds you

Help you carry

Your heavy cross

Comments5

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Very poignant, Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much Kurt!

    • orchidee

      A poignant write Fred. In Christianity, though, yes, it is a 'religion', there is the theme of us needing be to saved from our sins.
      Then Jesus says to His disciples (Christian believers) 'IF any one will follow me, let him/her take up their cross daily'. So there's no forcing in it, with that 'if'.
      From a non-religious view, we could call the current situations 'our heavy cross to bear', though not with the same meaning as in a religious sense - if you see what I mean.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Orchie,
        I do see what you mean. I guess what I was trying to say is that one can be a good person without being part of a religion. One can believe in and doing good without being 'saved'.
        Oh, this is getting too heavy for me, especially in the early morning! :-)

        • orchidee

          You got headache, thinking of all this in the early morning? It was probably early evening here in UK, when you wrote it!

        • Michael Edwards

          Super write Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks so much Michael!

          • Claudelle DeLuna

            Excellent piece, Fred
            *C✌

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Claudelle, and I am humbled you saved it as a favorite!

            • Joe Dawson

              An inner faith that asks nothing but to serve. A write for right now. A great piece. Joe

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you for reading Joe, and your insightful comment!



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