“Father God, as this picture shows, You love the outcast, the ones who don’t follow the status quo, the ones who don’t follow the ways of this wicked world, the ones who put Jesus First and themselves last, for ‘the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen’ (Matthew 20:16). On a more personal note, thank You so much, Father God, for making me Your outcast, one who does not follow the status quo, one who does not follow the ways of this wicked world, one who has received the God Clue to make it about Jesus, not always about me. Allow me to be last so Jesus can be First, for I know I am being called to this and I’m one of the few chosen. Any human such as myself who is able to take the ‘least’ of Your nonhuman animals and put them ‘most’ is Your outcast, Father God, and I’m honored to be Your outcast in this which is Your Way for my life. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Outcast Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in being God’s outcast, one who makes it about Jesus and not always about me, this daily leavened [Jesus First!] bread.”)
“It’s not always about you,” others say.
They’re right! They, too, are God’s nobility.
You must put you in a perspective way.
“Right-size” you where “left” with humility.
“It’s not always about me,” I will say.
I say this with Jesus Christ on my mind.
I think I’ll lose something if not “me weigh.”
I’ll only gain Jesus from the “me grind.”
“It’s about Me! It always has been so,”
says Jesus. “Put Me First so you can ‘last.’
The last shall be first, so put you below
to come out Above. God loves an outcast.”
“Timothy, note to self of this God Clue:
About Jesus, not always about you.”