How firmly we love the Lord

how many sacrifices we make to prove it

though internally we scream out to Him

externally we pantomime

sobriety for polity

and stand outside the church door

holding large neon signs condemning SIN

working as hard as we can

to prevent the believer from coming in

The end result of literal discussion

taking all those books of the Bible and

refusing to parse them, leaving men to say:

“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus.”

Until he is brought down by the little bastard.

The summary to wit:

God is too large to be contemplated comfortably.

And a preacher’s pride led to suicide.