(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in never rejecting Jesus and never being rejected by others, though the world rejected Jesus first”)
In your “wrong mind,” you despise rejection.
In your right mind, it’s not just about you.
Someone hurting you is imperfection.
We all screw up, fall short, fail tried and true.
When rejection shows up, I call it quits.
I’m ready to close shop, “For Sale” my heart.
It’s only when I feel “this is the pits”
that I reopen for business, compart.
“If the world rejects you, they rejected
me first,” says Jesus. We hurt as He hurts
from those who love world, hate Love reflected
through Him. “Love them anyway,” He asserts.
Jesus asked Peter, “Have you affection
for me?” 3 for 3 from his rejection.