I was his favored ally over all--
Though I had awful moments I admit.
I was his favored ally after all.
P.S. In the Rhetoric to Lettie, I speculate on how Christ might have confided in his favorite disciple:
The kingdom is not coming. It is here.
Tell others that the kingdom is within,
Be mindful of the present or you’ll miss
And revel in the kingdom found within.
Commit yourself at once, do not delay
Embrace your enemy and do no deed
Be humble and be open as a child.
For light will show whenever two are one,
Know rules serve us. When bending must be done,
Though I must leave you soon, I still shall shine:
Split any piece of wood and I am there.
Have bread and wine in common to recall
As I have done, reach out to heal the sick—
Though I have set upon a painful course,
No innocents are sacrificed though I
I’m neither Paul, nor Pope, nor Protestant.