— Whenever and wherever I've seen Christ, He always looks so sad. I've never seen Him smiling. Why is that?
— I'll tell you. He is unhappy because... His children, the people of the world are sad.
— Does my sadness make Him feel sad?
— Of course. Because He loves you.
— I won't be sad. I'll make Him laugh.
They stripped him of his canvas clothes,
And gave him to the flies;
They mocked the swollen purple throat
And the stark and staring eyes:
And with laughter loud they heaped the shroud
In which their convict lies.
The Chaplain would not kneel to pray
By his dishonored grave:
Nor mark it with that blessed Cross
That Christ for sinners gave,
Because the man was one of those
Whom Christ came down to save.