Lord, did they hurt you?

Love will find away ?


Was their pain in your heart

as they told you, “Goodbye!”

They didn’t want your way

nor wrestle, with things you say.

Lord, did they hurt you

when they walked away?


And the women you helped

who followed their men,

turning their backs on ways

that restored dignity again.

Lord, did they hurt you

when they walked away?


The lawyers who taunted you

and tested you with trials

and Pharisees prodding and

employing their wiles

Lord, did they hurt you

‘cause they walked that way.



When they spat and slapped

and scored you with whips

and pinned you to a tree,

priding on a punishment,

for a thirty silver fee,

as they walked away free.


That must have hurt

ground your guts

battered your brain

and shattered your spirit

yet blooded and broken

you spoke of





O Lord, do we hurt you

when we walk away?



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margins are a great place sometimes because it is where change happens fastest but it is also a horrible place when we are stuck in them and grace is the moment when we can see that someone cares.

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