“When Jesus had come down from the mountain”,
All hell broke loose for all those around him:
First he chose to make a leper clean; it was done.
At Capernaum, he was asked to say the word, just one –
And wallop! A servant was healed. Now that’s belief!
The faithless we’ll leave to the gnashing of teeth.
At Peter’s house he healed all manner of riff-raff.
Foxes have holes, birds nests, but what’s his gaff?
There’s no time to rest, ‘cos we’re not yet dead
The dead? They can bury themselves, he said.
Then from a boat he stopped the gales and the raining:
“Who’s this that even the winds and seas obey him?”
Some demoniacs said that he was ahead of his time,
So he pushed them off a cliff with a herd of swine.
On hearing this, the locals came out, on the double:
Crying, stay away, please! We don’t want no trouble.
Now, did all this really happen? It’s a bit far-fetched.
But how good is the truth, if it can be stretched?
Source: Matthew’s gospel, chapter 8