Theology II

Why should his actions overshadow me?
Oh, Adam! Is it true? I say it is
Absurd, unfair that his due mine should be
When choice and execution both were his
His verdict is now written o’er my own
Of it I’ll never, no way ‘gain be rid
Now his condition in my chest has grown
I look and sound and act just like he did
And now, his nature mine, I find that I
Don’t want to—more so, I no longer can—
Be me, not him, nor would I want to try
Behold! An equal shock, a second man!
Why should his actions overshadow me?
Absurd, unfair that his due mine should be

Why should his actions overshadow me?
Oh, Adam! Is it true? I say it is
Absurd, unfair that his due mine should be
When choice and execution both were his
His verdict is now written o’er my own
Of it I’ll never, no way ‘gain be rid
Now his condition in my chest has grown
I look and sound and act just like he did
And now, his nature mine, I find that I
Don’t want to—more so, I no longer can—
Be me, not him, nor would I want to try
Behold! An equal shock, a second man!
Why should his actions overshadow me?
Absurd, unfair that his due mine should be

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About Alex Kato

Born and raised in Seattle, my wife Annie and I first left town so I could attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. We now live in New Jersey, where I am working on a PhD in homiletics (the study of preaching) at Princeton Theological Seminary. I love to converse, preach, read, write, and teach. Someday I hope to serve Jesus Christ's Church through both preaching and teaching preaching.
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