Forsake Not

Woe to you, O people, who call evil good and good evil

Woe to you, who delight in hating the enemy

To those who speak of others in haste and for their demise

Who forsake the Greatest and Second Commandments

For the sake of your own security and comfort

For the sake of your own peace

For the sake of your own life

 

Woe to you, O people, who call lies truth and truth lies

Woe to you, who relish the overstatement

To those who denigrate others as the butt of a joke

Who forsake the Greatest and Second Commandments

For the delight of cheers and celebration

For the joy of making fools of others

For the hope of diverting attention from your own sin

 

Woe to you, O people, who line your pocket books with the flesh of your neighbors

Woe to you, who have forgotten the least of those among us

To those who laugh at the poor and downcast

To those who tell the sick to be well

To those who walk past the needy

To those who deny water and shelter and comfort to their Maker

To those who blame the messenger and heed not the message

Who forsake the Greatest and Second Commandments

For their own ease

For their own homes are warm and bright

For their belts are loosened from the bulge of excess

 

Woe to you, O people, who hate and defile and despise

Woe to you who shove and curse your opponent

To you who revile your brother

To you who kill your sister

Who forsake the Greatest and Second Commandments

Who forsake the Spirit of Love and Grace and Truth

Who forsake the Man of Sorrows

Who forsake your Maker

The Maker of us all.

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