I Gave Up

I gave up Christianity
to follow Jesus.
To take up my cross
and to walk to my death.

It's a death that brings life,
a death that frees me.
A cross that weighs me down,
even as it lifts me up.

I gave up comfort
to be confused.
Jesus, after all, was homeless;
so will I be.

I gave up religion
to pursue faith.
And found in that
myself. Me.

The End

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