In the Name of the Kind and Beautiful Precious Beloved
Clearly, those Christian “patriots” who want to silence TLC’s “All-American Muslim” series have no idea what is in our scripture and our faith about Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin. Clearly, these people have no idea about Islam in general. Otherwise, they would not try to bully advertisers into dumping “All-American Muslim” for a truly silly reason: that the Muslims on “All-American Muslim” are “too ordinary.”
No, my house is not decked out with lights or a Christmas tree. Yet, I still love Jesus so very much. As this poem I penned attests:
What was it like, when you stood there alone?
Praying in the East, on you His Light ever shone?
What was it like, when the angel came before thee?
Frightening you greatly, shattering your tranquility?
What was it like, when you were told the news:
That unto you was born the Messiah of the Jews?
Did you not know, that you were more than worthy?
That God chose you above all, that He favored you greatly?
Did you not know, that before you came to be,
The Lord already declared that magnificent were thee?
What was it like, when the Spirit was blown:
When our master was conceived, a miracle to be shown?
What was it like, as you left in fear?
Afraid of the slander that may be placed in the ear?
How did it feel, when the pangs came in earnest?
Did you feel deserted, that the Lord had no interest?
What did it sound like, when our master to you spoke?
How soothing was his voice, covering you like a cloak?
How sweet was the fruit that fell from the tree?
Did it comfort your mind, fill you with tranquility?
How sharp were the stares when, with him, you arrived?
Did their shock give you pain, that they would think you would connive?
How powerful was his voice, when he proclaimed the truth?
Were they amazed by his grace, as he shattered the lies of the uncouth?
O Blessed Mother, upon you I perpetually pray for peace.
And also upon your son, I pray blessings cover him as a fleece.
And if, O Blessed Soul, I get a chance to kiss your hand,
It would be the most honored place I could ever stand!