The Man on the Cross – An adaption of the Man in the Glass by Peter Dale Wimbrow

The following, The Man on the Cross, is an adaption of the poem by Peter Dale Wimbrow entitled the Man in the Glass. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is True God and True Man:

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the cross and look at your Lord
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the cross.

He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man on the cross is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man on the cross.

The Crucifix is a powerful Sacramental

Catholic Devotions has a range of Crucifixes which can be viewed here.