While sitting on my deck today,
Enjoying the morning rain,
I had a weird thought,
Perhaps somewhat insane.
What would happen if one day,
Up there in Heaven yonder,
Jesus decided he’d had enough,
As on our deeds he pondered.
Would he turn to his left,
To look His Father in the eye.
And ask permission to depart,
From the sweet bye and bye.
And as he arose to split the scene,
Would he make this declaration:
“Got to go, Daddy-o,
To visit our favored nation!!”
So would he come to the USA,
This modern day Babylon,
To tune in to Faux News,
To hear the pundits babble on?
Or would he choose instead,
To visit that horrid place,
The secular pagan temple,
Of our entire race?
Yeah, would he go to Wall Street,
And rip up the ticker tape.
And overturn people’s desks,
As people stared and gaped?
And would he declare with anger,
As he looked into CEO’s eyes:
“Let not my Father’s world,
Be a mere place of merchandise!!”
And would he choose to dine,
With the President, and the First Lady.
Or would he rather keep company with,
Those whose character seems shady?
And would he heal the sick,
Oh, would he even dare!
To do the unthinkable,
By providing free health care?
And would he feed the masses,
The heathen and the slobs,
Or as he turned his back on them,
Would he say “Get a job!!”
And would his simple answer be,
When asked what he thought about Gays,
“I am no more hung up on that topic now,
Than I was in Biblical days”
And as he beheld bare mountain tops,
And saw the fracking of Mother Earth,
Would he appeal to our common sense,
For all that effort’s worth?
Or like that Indian in the commercial,
Back in the 1970’s.
Would Jesus be moved to shed a tear,
As his heart mourned woefully heavy.
And as he gathered his closest friends,
For his second grand ascent.
Would he speak of a spiritual kingdom,
Before away he went.
Or would he rather remind us all,
That existential is our being.
So we ought to try to alleviate,
All suffering that we are seeing.
Now, I readily admit,
These thoughts are pure speculation.
But I wonder what Jesus would do,
If he ever visited our nation?