Jesus is my Facebook Friend…

I tried rewriting Psalm 23 the other day. You know – that one that’s popular at funerals? I did it because people are not sheep, and because it can be good to look at what old texts could mean today.

Here is the original…Facebook_like_thumb

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    for ever.

And here is my version for 2014…

Jesus is my Facebook friend, I need no other.

He inspired me to click ‘ACCEPT’,

He connects me to God,

3 He refreshes my browser.

He shows me ‘whatsapp-nin’ for his name’s sake.

Even though I see the saddest things on Facebook,

I need fear no loneliness, for you are with me;

You sent me a friend request;

I know you’ll never cull or block or ignore me.

You prepare a special group for me and my enemies see.

You prepare me for more than this;

The LIKES overflow.

Surely we’ll play Candy Crush all the days of my life,

And you’ll always be more than a friend.

Not written a poem in ages so be kind! Or why not have a go yourself?

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