|Christ Carrying the Cross Hieronymous Bosch (?1450-1516)|
HE WAS A GAMBLER TOO . . .
AND, sitting down, they watched Him there,
The soldiers did;
There, while they played with dice,
He made His Sacrifice,
And died upon the Cross to rid
God's world of sin.
He was a gambler too, my Christ,
He took His life and threw
It for a world redeemed.
And ere His agony was done,
Before the westering sun went down,
Crowning that day with its crimson crown,
He knew that He had won.
G A Studdert-Kennedy(1883 - 1929)
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, was an Anglican priest and poet. He was a chaplain during World War I and awarded the Military Cross.