Jesus is so much more than we ever discover in this life—
Where we would be the exception to get even the half of it right.
His kindness still surprises—and his sternness, too.
And his willingness to endure a hardship
From which many summarily shrink away.
And his mind! That impeccable mind—
Flawless in reason, and expecting others
To work in order to understand.
That he is not like us is a fact over which
We should be exceedingly grateful.
And even so, he calls us to be like him—
Which prospect would rightly excite and humble
Anyone who respects the glory of his character.