Christian Ethics Today



Jefferson Said More Than He Meant

  Volume 24.1   Issue 100   Pub Year 2016
Author David Moncrief Jordan
Type Verse

Jefferson Said More Than He Meant
By David Jordan

Jefferson said more than he meant.
Inspired words pushing
Boundaries of self-evident truth
Beyond small-mindedness
Eclipsing the glittering prose
“All Men Created Equal”
It was more than he meant.
 An idea
Past former lines of demarcation
Imaginations swelling
Over oceans that no longer constrain
A freedom bequeathed and bloodied
And moving forward
An arc of history
Bending toward justice.
Increasingly self-evident
God’s Truth Marching on.
Yes. Jefferson said more
Than he meant …
Or ever, even imagined.  

Dr. David Jordan is Teaching Pastor, Providence Baptist Church Charlotte, North Carolina

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