What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be you?

What is it like to sleep on a park bench?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to flee on a small boat?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be starving, with no food?
What is it like to be you? 

What is it like to be stuck in addiction?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be lonely, with no friends?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be politically oppressed?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to have nowhere to call home?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be searching for work?
What is it like to be you?


What is it like to be racially vilified?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to have lost a dear, loved one?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be confined to a wheelchair?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be sentenced to death row?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be judged by your skin tone?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be sexually confused?
What is it like to be you?

Or to be told that the love in your heart's wrong?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to told "you’re not welcome here"?
What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be trapped, given no voice?
What is it like to be you?

Then, what’s it like when I tell you God loves you?
What is that like for you?

And when I fail to demonstrate it to you.
What is that like for you?

Tell me of your life, your story, your vision,
Please, I want to know you.

I want to know what it’s like to wear your shoes,
what it is like to be you.

That's how I'll I show you all about Jesus,
and tell of how he loves you.

Since he came for the sick, not the healthy,
to live with, and love those like you.

He emptied himself, and made himself nothing,
a servant's nature he took, too.


Not only, that, he suffered and died,
rejected, despised, abused.


So rather than you seeing Jesus in me,
I think I see Jesus in you.

Comments

  1. I like it a LOT Adam...
    compelling and confronting.
    Thank you!

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  2. Adam, this is great! Now, theology put in these kinds of words I can understand!

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  3. That's really good...maybe we should start writing songs together?

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  4. Thanks for the comments...
    Heather, Thanks.
    Vanessa, as a teacher I can only say "Woo hoo!"
    Megan, maybe we should. Let's talk about that when you get home! :)

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