Mimetic Jesus

Let me not only imitate you
O foot washing Lord
who genuflects before me
O faithful friend
to the end and the end after that
O brother in flesh and spirit
who will not abandon me

Let me also desire what you desire
give me the heart that is your heart
let me love what you love
the servant mind and hand and muscle
who washes another’s worn out sole
the faithful companion
who walks beyond the end of the clear-cut path
the brother in arms
of brother or sister or stranger
who will not let go
will not let go
will not let go


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