Poem of Edwin de Kock on the Great God we serve

“Ezra, God

is so much greater than the universe,

with us so tiny on this world at the cosmic

edge of things. Why, then, despite all that,

would he, the Son, yet sacrifice himself

and deign to be forever chained by a body

to the human race inclined to messing up

and materiality and space and time?”

“Because of a love beyond the reach of thought,

less fathomable than the universe itself.

“One human being is more valuable

for God than a galaxy. It burns away,

but life for each of those redeemed endures

forever in the ceaseless joy of the Lord.”

(Book 3, Chapter X)