by Zachary Adama

Love is patient
love is kind
it does not envy
it does not boast
it is not proud.

It does not
dishonor others
it is not self-seeking
it is not easily angered
it keeps no record of wrongs.

thy neighbor
as thy self.

thy enemies
and pray
for those who
prosecute you.

The time
of prophecies
has come
when love
has ceased.

Where those
with tongues
have been

Where those
with knowledge
have passed

False Christs
and false prophets
have arisen.

And the man
of lawlessness
is revealed.

The son
of destruction
who opposes
and exalts himself
above every so-called
god or object of worship.

And through
his shrewdness
he will cause deceit
to succeed
by his influence.

And will
magnify himself
in his heart
and will destroy many
while they are at ease.

So that he
takes his seat
in the temple of God
displaying himself
as being God.

He will pitch the tents
of his royal pavilion
between the seas
and beautiful
holy mountain.

Yet he
will come
to his end
and no one
will help him.