On a Canonization

It’s a long way
from Jesus of Nazareth
to Jesus the Christ
and only begotten son

Of almighty God in heaven
who comes to us in glory
seated at the right hand
of power

A long way
from the carpenter of Galilee
who whipped the money changers
from the temple

To the Roman deity
imposed by sword and whipping post
from the days of Constantine
to our own.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.