offering

One of the ways
Why
I know you
Is to
Look into
Your feelings
Towards Me.
You see,
I am in
Every way you
React to authority,
React to
Those who
Seek to
Restrain you
For Me:
Mothers, widows,
Authorities
Who ask you
Through concept
Or being
To ask Me
What should be
Your response.
You see,
I am not
Like you
And my response
Could not be
To you
A reasonable thing
Unless you love
Or serve Me.
I ask you
To bend,
To be
Outside of
Yourself,
Outside of
Being
What is most
Advantageous
To you.
Feed the hungry,
Clothe the orphan,
Obey those
With whom
You disagree:
Wife, husband,
Authorities.
In obeying,
Denying self,
You elevate
Me
And place
On the throne
Of your life
My wishes
To be
Your own.
This is
The essence
Of how
I identify
Those belonging
To Me.