The Frigid Rigid

When the body is dead
They call it a stiff
When a person’s hardheaded
They call him amiss.

Fundamentalism’s obeying
All of the rules,
Even if the hearts not in it,
A rules a rule.

Children see the world
As black or white,
But as they grow older
Some gray is alright.

Jesus gave us laws
To help us relate better
And love other people
And all come together.

Not hurdles to jump
To earn some reward;
Not keys to salvation,
Lists of things to avoid.

Rigidity’s subtle,
But cold as ice,
No room for objections
Or other’s advise,
No exceptions!

But God’s Son’s a hurdler,
Long distance at that.
He’ll clear them all for you
If you’ll only step back.

The choice should be easy
But we make it so hard,
Let Jesus jump ’em for us
While we believe and hang on.

He died caused He loved us
And to make us all right
Just like mom use to hold you
And squeeze you so tight.

Rigidity builds walls
that let us think we’re OK
But the price is our souls,
a huge price to pay.

Life’s hurdles require
a hurdler bigger than us
And His name is Jesus,
Only Him you can trust.

Mason Swinney


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to The Frigid Rigid

  1. Kory Capps says:

    I like the new look on the blog…it’s coming along nicely. A great selection of poems and articles you have written! Nice work and thanks for putting this stuff out there.


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