(EPHESIANS 4: 23-24, COLOSSIANS 3: 9-11)

TAKING OFF THE OLD–PUTTING ON THE NEW

(Colossians 3: 9-11;  Ephesians 4: 23,24)

My friend, Tony,

Called this evening

To see how my day

Had gone…

I told him I’d

Found a rental

Car place to depend on…

He reminded me of

My attitude,

Expecting a reprimand–

I was his friend

No critic intent

And I need not

Have hat in hand!

Such was the

Old response to those

I felt were

Far superior…

Tony took time

As my friend

To say I was

Hardly inferior!

“Sir” and “Pastor”

Were fine words

But not really for him

He was just a friend of mine

Named Tony,

Helping us through

Life’s din.

–Jonathan Caswell

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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