Finding Faith (169/365)

If the church has failed you
It stings like the pain
Of a mother’s rejection
Or a father’s abuse
You want to believe
But the priests misbehave
The hypocrites preach
And no questions are asked
For faith to rebloom
Careful tending is needed
This is not the time
For impersonal dogma
Don’t stifle the seeker
With a wall of “truth”

It’s time to proclaim
What we we already know
Without an ounce of damnation
Nor beaten into submission
Nor shamed for salvation
For hell is our past
It’s time to raise up
A new testament
Of how we were saved

By love’s mercy and grace
And follow only those who show us the doors
While warning us gently of the trappings below