SERVANT AND DISCIPLE
The current line of Christian thought
Among those who really care…
Is that the title “Christian”
Should be left away out there!
It was first coined in Antioch,
A derisive term at best…
So how come believers
Let pagans draw the family crest?
I know, I know–Emperor Constantine–
A pagan uncircumcised…
Saw a cross in the sky, won a great victory
And forced all to be baptised.
He, himself, would not confess
The faith til his very end…
His mother went to the Holy Land
Finding holy sites for pilgrim vend,
Terms are mixed and washed-out
Just like with Constantine..
You say “Christian” now-a-days
And we don’t really know what you mean.
It’s rather like the fashion of a cross,
That’s become a matter of style…
All those pendants,earrings, pins
Would make a Constantine smile.
Christians now are anybody
Who wants to put the label on….
The whole idea of serving obedience
Is spread out…not acted upon!
Servant of God and Christ’s disciple
Is whom I am in the Lord…
Serving Him means I shan’t stifle
God’s Holy Spirit and the Living Word.
I’ll keep using “Christian”
Out of respect for the ones who know…
That it is not a swear word
But a badge of honor when you go.