Feast of St. John: ‘That Disciple Whom Jesus Loved’

That Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Judas hanged himself.

James ‘The Lesser was tossed

From atop the Temple

Then beaten with a club.

James “The Greater” received

The sword, and Andrew,

Peter, Paul, Philip, and Simon

‘The Zealot’ were crucified.

Bartholomew was flayed

And then crucified.

Thomas was burned alive.

Judas (Thaddeus, not Iscariot)

Was beaten with sticks.

Matthias (Iscariot’s replacement)

Was stoned on a cross.

All were proclaiming Good News,

Save for Judas Iscariot,

Throughout torture and death.

Yet John was spared,

And what is that to you?

Said Jesus.

Copyright © 27 December 2014

All Rights Reserved

Donald Lindsey









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