if you ask me what a Christian is
I'd say—not one who's pure in word and deed,
or goes to all the Sunday services,
or says their prayers, or knows the proper creed,
one who would gladly give away
all that they have now or have ever been
to stand between the dark tomb and the day
and know the moment of the Magdalene.
© Godfrey Rust 1989, firstname.lastname@example.org. See here for permissions.