Friday, 29 March 2013

Jesus the Gambler. Good Friday 2013




And, sitting down, they watched Him there,
The soldiers did;
There, while they played with dice,
He made His Sacrifice,
And died upon the Cross to rid
God’s world of sin.
He was a gambler too, my Christ,
He took His life and threw
It for a world redeemed.
And ere His agony was done,
And before the westering sun went down,
Crowning that day with its crimson crown,
He knew that He had won.


Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy 1883- 1929.   Priest and Poet, British Army Chaplain in World War I,  Christian Socialist. 

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