THE ULTIMATE TEST OF FIEDLITY

by Anton Wills-Eve


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a martyr is one who would lay down their life for what they believed

THE ULTIMATE TEST OF FIEDLITY

 

Just imagine being ordered to

“Deny your God or I’ll kill you.”

I was once, in a war of  ideology

Them and us and our theology.

 

The brainwashed soldier cornered me

Believing his creed meant I had to be

Dead at his feet, or he he would go to hell.

A shot rang out. He was dead where he fell.

 

God then had spared me from having to decide 

Was I a coward or a saint, standing by his side.

I will never be able to know beyond all doubt

Whether I loved him so much I could opt out

 

Of being a Christian hero, earthly life no more,

Trusting I would be taken to Heaven years before

I had expected; strange thoughts  confused my head

How would my friends and family cope if I were dead?

 

But I had been spared this decision, left to ponder long

Would they rather have loved me in hymn and song

Or Would God have let me pray for them from his paradise?

I’m glad I was no martyr asked to choose how to suffer twice.

 

 

 

 

 

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