Jesus said, “Isn’t it said
“In your law, that you are gods?”
I hate this scripture.
But, I understand what Jesus meant.
Men apply it to esoteric doctrines
Likening men to partakers in God’s creation.
Though, the term just means
Someone who knows right from wrong.
Strangely enough, we can be like gods.
We can build worlds.
We can envision, build and create
And work like God does.
What it does not mean
Is that we are God.
We can build a fish tank.
We can populate it.
We can poison it.
We can feed it.
We are not, however,
We did not create their matter.
We did not give them their life.
We do not hold them together.
The best way to understand this verse,
The way Jesus intended it,
Was that there was an ecosystem
Of impoverished souls
Which men had built and were called to govern.
They instead didn’t.
Their actions were directly responsible for others’ poverty.
Jesus, by comparison,
Knew His actions were directly responsible
For how His people would behave.
Just like our actions are
For how those who are dependent on us will behave.
Because there is one man
Who sets himself to either give or take
From another, men are gods.
When He came in the flesh,
Set His example
That those whom He was responsible for
He must now take upon His shoulders
The way we, in our limited capabilities
Are to shoulder our cross
And to carry the small portion of men we can.