“A Prayer to Jesus, 8-11-20,” by Andrew J. Schatkin
Dear Jesus, you came down from the mansions of heaven in the company of the angels and the archangels and took on human form with all its limitations. Yet you tell me you offer your friendship to us poor sorry humans. You are the god of relationships with men and women all. You want to share with us your love not as worshippers but as our friend. In your friendship, you offer us an equal love and in this love consents to come down to us and you share your eternal love and eternal glory. You know we are sinners; you know we are immersed in sin; yet you, despite our sins and despite our failings, still offer your love and friendship. How can his be? There are many who want to see god as supreme and all powerful. Jesus, you tell us that although you are the supreme power and god you continue to offer us your love and friendship as a god not of power but of mercy and compassion and love.
You call us to be your friend because your nature is built on love and mercy to others and all. You wish to share your mercy and love and this is what you wish us to know and understand: your, mercy, love, and compassion and friendship, and not power and might. You give and offer us your love and a relationship with you in equality, leading us to be with you in the realms of eternal joy and glory.