And not just those whose blood is Abrahamian,
but that larger Christo-Abrahamic band.
then progressively o’er hills and vales,
ever pushed and pulled from fate to fate.
running to, or carried from, their motherland;
aliens all, in search of some elusive promised land.
becoming aliens, as their Lord was heard to say,
“In the world, not of it, and with no plans to stay.”
not show hospitality to those upon the lam;
share with aliens their food and water, roof and berth?
“In lieu of land, the kingdom of heaven I give you instead;
in lieu of earth’s treasures, I tell you, “Be comforted.”
their alien roots, pretending to be an indigenous race;
shame, greatest, when intolerance wears a Christian face.