The man stood on the mountainside
and turned to face the crowd.
Son of Man —
Child of Earth —
speak to us of God.
Whom shall God bless with warmth and sun?
On whom shall sweet rain fall?
On every one, both good and bad,
for God so loves us all.
Whom shall God curse with plague and storm,
with fire, and with flood?
I came to save, the stranger said —
It’s you that call for blood.