Convenient Christianity

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Convenient Christianity

Grace knows not convenience…


It was not convenient

for sinew to be stretched upon a cross

or feel the air crushed out of the lungs

by the weight of humanity.

It was not convenient

to have spikes driven through bones of hands

that once pat the heads of children.

It was not convenient to wear a crown of thorns

that tore through scalp

trickled salt, sweat and blood

into eyes that saw

all of time in a moment.

It was not convenient

to be stripped naked before many eyes

paraded publicly,

falsely accused .

His choices were never


This common place grace you displace

is a slap in his face,

your hands are covered in blood;

yet you cry out with the crowd,

“Crucify Him!”

every time  you deny His name.

Grace is a murderous freedom,

that cost you nothing…

yet you spit on His namesake,

defile His truth,

pervert his perfection,

with your arrogance.

If your Christianity has cost you nothing,

perhaps Christ is not in it at all.


He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.…Isaiah 53:2-3

Read Isaiah 53 Here for yourself.




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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

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