THE EXCELLENCE OF DEVOTION / by Joseph Castorino

 

The pleasure-seeking world

is puzzled by Christians,

because we pursue

devotion.

 

But choosing to live in sacrificial

love doesn’t mean we’re

poisoned by a hobbit’s

potion.

 

So if we’d really like to live

like the holiest of saints,

tell me, what’s all the

commotion?

 

At first, the fruit of sacrificial love

tastes very much like

bitter, bloody

juice.

 

But it gradually matures over time,

like the sweet fruit of the vine,

and is not at all a form of

abuse.

 

Best of all, holy devotion is like a

sharp spiritual sword that cuts

temptation’s threatening

noose.