óThank you for that applause
even though I know itís not for me
I may be ignorant but Iím no idiot
there are certain public speakers
who will stoop to any depth
to drum up a little cheap applause
but I forgive them
I realize itís innocent and all in fun
but they shouldnít do these things
sobriety is superior to jest
especially when it comes to the gospel
let any mock or laugh at me who want to
it wonít be the first time

but never at 0. L. J. C.
I leave the last word to you.


en: Sermons and homilies of the Christ of Elqui . English translation by Sandra Reyes ; with a foreword by Miller Williams. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1984. 105 p


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