21 Dec

“I think while zealots fast and frown, And fight for two or seven,
That there are fifty roads to town, and rather more to Heaven”
                                                                             ~Winthrop Mackworth Praed


Zealot is a word for those
Who think there’s just one way
They promote fear and coming doom
In every word they say

I know a zealot who claims to
Have been saved by the Christ
But instead of words with much love
His words are always iced

He warns how everything we do
Is sinful in God’s eyes
How things that bring us hope and joy
Will lead to our demise

Case in point, this zealot says
That Jesus hates Christmas
“A pagan holiday that should
Not bring joy, only stress!”

I don’t exaggerate, he used
The word “hate” to describe
A feeling that the Savior had
Towards the Christmas vibe

And therein lies the truth about
All those who do preach doom
This warrior knows very well
And needs not to presume

That Jesus Christ did not feel hate
Not even on the cross
He did not hate His murderers
While suffering blood loss

He looked towards His Father and
Asked forgiveness of them
He didn’t spew doom and gloom and
Not once did He condemn

He asked his Father, “Where are you?”
When He felt hurt and pain
He got His answer three days later
And began His reign

The zealot doesn’t think of this
When they do walk the street
And shouting loud “The end is nigh!”
To everyone they meet

Instead of scrutinizing everyone
Else in the world
At themselves their scrutiny
Should be zealously hurled

Did their Savior shout at folks?
Did He use rage and hate?
Did Jesus threaten and disrupt
Did He taunt and berate?

I see Jesus for what He was
A source of love and grace
Of patience, understanding and
Much light in this dark place

And people who would take a day
Like Christmas which brings many
Peace and love and joy and say
That it should not bring any

Are adding to the darkness that
The Savior tried to light
You don’t add any love when you
Just rile and incite

If the zealot wants to help
They should try to speak less
And do a little more to clean
The world up of its mess

‘Cause actions speak louder than words
The Savior taught us this
So what’s the best way to show love
With warnings or a kiss?



11 Responses to “Zealot”

  1. Soma Mukherjee December 21, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    its pathetic and sometimes even funny how people claim they know all about likes and dislikes of God and are ready to even kill for him..
    celebrate life with all its colours and you will know what God wants…

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 21, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      Yes, it’s bewildering how much those who do such things have missed the point. The point is love. You can’t create, maintain or inspire love with hate. The human ego tries though. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  2. thewitcontinuum December 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Transposing human emotions onto the Deity is silly, hate, sadness, disappointment…he’s God, for God’s sake! Perfection in feeling and love. This was a great poem. Merry Christmas.

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      What a lovely way to phrase it. 🙂
      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful Christmas.
      Peace & grace,

  3. Sue Dreamwalker December 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    If we could all but teach Love and Compassion to the world as the greatest teacher taught.. Then his work would be done.. But it seems my friend… ‘Hate’ is a Human trait which many seem unable to let go of..
    I truly enjoyed this wonderful Poem Warrior Poet, who writes full of wisdom..

    Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and I hope that 2012 brings you Peace and Happiness..

    Love and Gratitude.. Sue~Dreamwalker

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks for your inspiring words, Sue. 🙂 All we can do is fight the good fight, every minute, every day. Time and pressure can form diamonds, and it can also (usually) break something equally dense: hate.
      Peace & grace,

  4. unwrittentruth December 21, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    i just nominated you for the Kreativ blogger award. congratulations! What your supposed to do with it & all that is on my blog. congratulations again!

  5. Heidi December 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Ha! I nearly left your blog when I saw the signs in the post, thinking you were one ‘of them’.
    Then I read the poem and had to laugh. Thank you for your insight. And to think I nearly missed it because I was leaping to conclusions and judging!

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      A reminder that we always much try harder, think deeper and look closer. The truth isn’t quick or easy, and neither is wisdom, growth or enlightenment. Thanks for reading. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  6. granbee December 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Those zealots make themselves so sad, condemning themselves to live in darkness. Your powerful verses here describe their actions in the world–and the anecdote for them–very well!

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