Evangelical Christians talk about being “born again” –
As if it’s easy.
And that suffering and dying are nothing more than just saying the words
But this is all a sham.
Suffering and dying are very difficult –
As Jesus so graphically demonstrated.
But that’s what it costs –
Dying, to make way for the birth
Of the kind of people God meant for all of us to be –
Pretty much everything in the ancient world had to be destroyed
To make room for that.
It’s the same for each one of us – it won’t be easy –
Giving up and
Starting all over again –
Arriving straight out of a spiritual womb
Into a sky we’ve never experienced before.
At birth, everyone starts crying,
You, your friends, the entire world – everyone –
Tears of joy.