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Romans 5:12 in Poetical Form

We are not water droplets, separate and divided,
Each harboring his own secrets within.
Rather, we are a sea,
Enmeshed with the crimes of the world
As the world is enmeshed with ours.

Like the ocean currents,
Round and round,
All connected,
In relationship
In effect to one another.
Unrestricted by time or place.

Our sea,
Our humanity,
Our immorality,
With Adam savoring the fruit,
With Israel nailing Christ to the cross,
With Germany butchering Jews,
With America electing poor policy
With industries polluting the earth,

We are all participants
In the shockwaves that ripple this ocean.
My sin is yours,
And yours is mine.
No one is innocent.
No one is blameless.

"We have sinned against the Lord, Our God,
Both we and our ancestors," (Jeremiah 3:25b).

"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin,and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—" (Romans 5:12 NIV)

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