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When I wrote the following poem, I was still VERY non-Christian.  One day I sat thinking about how arrogant it was for Christians to say they knew THE Truth. I remembered Jesus’s words: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).  More arrogance.  But then (courtesy of the Holy Spirit, I’m sure) a thought popped in my head: “Assuming for a moment that Jesus really is the only way, how else would He say it?  I mean, how else do you say, ‘I am the only truth’ other than just saying it?  And if you say what’s true, is that arrogant?”  My belief in the arrogance of Christianity was based on the assumption (unexamined) that there was no end all, be all Truth.  Maybe Jesus wasn’t arrogant.  Maybe my assumption was….  Maybe *I* was….

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I AM THE WAY
THE TRUTH
& THE LIFE.
I AM THE ONE TRUE GOD.

IS THIS EGOTISM?
OR IS IT
A SIMPLE ANSWER
A STRAIGHTFORWARD REPLY
FOR THOSE TIMES
WHEN YOU WAKE UP
FEELING LIKE
A CHUNK OF MEAT
CLINGING TO PORCELAIN EXISTENCE
AS THE UNIVERSE
THE QUESTION
STREAMS BY
FORCING
PULLING YOU
DOWN
THE DRAIN.

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