Guilt

We use guilt to keep away what we dislike most in ourselves
Not because there is s straight wrong or right but to distance
This way there is no need to engage, talk, build community
With the other, saying we are open and forgiving instead of
Condemning puts us in the most vulnerable space because
It was what love did on a cross, arms wide open to the world
And those who wanted to hold onto condemnation put him
There, just as we do every time we hold onto the wrongs
Done to us, Father, forgive they know not, then and now