Child of Nazareth … Man for All – Fr. Eamon Kelly SMA
Little Child of Nazareth
Conceived by the Spirit
Born of Mary.
Under Joseph and Mary growing daily in Wisdom and Knowledge
before God and Man.
So soon about your Father’s business
Confounding the Doctors of the Law.
Quiet Nazareth years end at Jordan’s banks.
Pointed out by John
Confirmed by the Father and the Spirit
Your Mission begun
announcing to the world the Father’s Love.
Going about doing good
Teaching with Authority
Gathering your flock
Friend to prostitutes and sinners
Seeking out the Stray and the Lost and the Sick in need of a physician
Many say: He does all things well
But not all are happy.
The Old Order opposes, the Priests, the Elders,
Darkness gathers, death looms
In fear you cry “If possible let it pass”.
But no, it is to be.
A mock trial condemns.
And so to the end you carry the cross my sins have made
till with the last trickle of blood
You dampen Calvary’s Hill.
become the Man for All Men ,
the Man for all Times
Help me follow Your Way
And Tell Me who am I to be a neighbour to today.
Fr Eamon Kelly SMA © 2016