When I saw him I fell at his feet as though dead.
Then he placed his right hand on me and said:
“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold
I am alive for ever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
Discard all remnants of malice
Deal with the remains of deceit
Annihilate all sense of hypocrisy
Leave it at the Keeper's feet
Benevolence riling malevolence
Grace prevailing over death
Reaping the life of such prevalence
Dead to death.
“Follow me” said the Keeper as he walked the earth
“Let the dead bury their own dead”
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body
But cannot kill the soul.
Rather, be afraid of the one who can
Destroy both soul and body in Hell.”
Scrape out all feelings of envy
From slander your lips should be free
It's time to submit to the Keeper
Nail these things to the tree.