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What Is A Christian Brother?
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By James Pemberton
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What Is A “Christian Brother?


There’s a “Christian brother."  I won't

mention his name.

A follower of Jesus is

what he proclaims.


When you come to his house

and knock on his door.

You can hear footsteps

across the floor.


Rather than answering

 and inviting you in.

He won't answer the door,

if you're not his friend.


He's quick to judge you.

 And don't call him at home.

If he knows it's you

He hangs up the phone.


There's many "Christians" like him,

who are immature.

Living an empty life that's

shallow and insecure.


Has he thought oft

 the meaning of the cross?

Aren't we to love one another.

 No matter the cost?


Perhaps people like him serve

 a different God than I do.

They can't seem to say;



By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2017


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Submitted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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