Now that they

have proven

themselves idolaters,

filled with

graven images

and willing

to deny the

truth and turn

a blind eye

to mercy and

grace, now

that they have

denied righteousness

and driven themselves

mad with lust

for power and

prestige, preening

themselves in elaborate

costumes of grotesque

exaggeration, I want

to tell you I

love you and

demonstrate by

offering myself

there is more

to belief than gold.