We who have been transformed are without excuse.
You opened the eyes of the blind.
Who are we to sing the songs of darkness?
You opened the door to the Kingdom.
Who are we to defend the way of the world?
You were beaten and tortured and killed.
Who are we to side with the aggressor?
You were born into poverty and had no place to lay your head.
Who are we to justify sending the poor away hungry?
You were forced to flee a violent dictator's sword.
Who are we to turn our backs on immigrant children?
Your mother carried the shame of an unexpected pregnancy.
Who are we to shame the unwed mothers?
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
Our hardened hearts were transformed by your irresistible love.
Let those who have been made new follow the way of the cross.
Let every creature that has been made new stand with the oppressed and the homeless and the orphan and the voiceless.
Let every child of the King point out the path to your everlasting peace.
Now, let those who have received so great a mercy, extend that same mercy to everyone else.
We who have been made new are held to a higher standard.