Jesus is my guru

His name has been

thrown around and used in

the human desire

for gain,

for pain,

for causes,

and all the religious clauses

that make up obscure

statements of

faith and belief.


But for me

this wandering teacher

of The Way

from dusty Palestine,

this man of vision grand,

is my guru, not because of

some desperate belief,

but because be stood for

the ordinary and the everyday,

and lived his life

in the face of strife

for the other,

and challenged the

politics of suppression

for both men and women.


Jesus is my guru,

for he stood emphatic

in the breaches,

and gave radical compassion

for the undeserving,

and helped us all,

across the canyons of time,

understand our own

capacity for the divine.