Jesus Didn’t Drive A Mercedes, poetry by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

Spilwords.com presents: Jesus Didn’t Drive A Mercedes by Mark Tulin, a former Philadelphia Family Therapist who now resides in Santa Barbara, California.
— Read on spillwords.com/jesus-didnt-drive-a-mercedes/

Jesus Didn’t Drive a Mercedes

I’m sure that Jesus had an old VW
with bald tires and a turn signal
that didn’t blink half the time.
I’m sure that his clunker
drove him where he wanted to go
just as well as a brand new Mercedes.

I don’t think Jesus bragged
about being a deity
or the son of a very important creator.
I don’t think he acted all proud and puffy
when he raised Lazarus from the dead
or turned water into wine.

I think he was a humble man.
Just as human as you or I.
He preferred the simple life—
diner food to expensive cafes.
And probably bought his robe and sandals
at closeout stores or on sale at Macy’s.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

39 comments on “Jesus Didn’t Drive A Mercedes, poetry by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

  1. Haha, love this one 👍🏻

  2. this is awesome………

  3. Nice one! And Jesus did “take the wheel” be it VW or some other practical auto.

  4. I love this poem! My dad, who was an Episcopal priest, would have loved it!! I wish I could share it with him. The Jesus in your poem is the Jesus he knew.

  5. I love it, Mark; I’m going to hop across and read it again 🙂

  6. Awesome post, Mark!! I loved it! I’ve made the same kind of point for years only related to protestant Temples!!! Don’t remember Jesus having a Mega-Church!! Bravo, My Friend!!!

    • That’s so true, Chuck. Jesus never had a mega church or a humongous TV ministry. 🙂

      • Yeah, nor the beliefs the Mega-churches try to pass off as the “Teachings Of Jesus”! Don’t get me started, My Friend!! There’s going to be a hellava lot of church goers who will be astonished to find themselves in Hell for not taking care of the “Lest Of these”!!! Have a great day!!! Chuck

      • In total agreement. Much peace, Chuck. 🙂🙂

  7. Well, maybe a VW bus. I mean, he had all those Apostles with him. (I like the poem!)

  8. What a relief ffffff to read something like this. Am sure Jesus is relieved too, to read this. You’re so bang on. If He were here today that’s exactly what He’d drive.

  9. Love this poem, Mark!

  10. That could be so if He were to return now! Wouldn’t that just blow the imagination? Thank you for putting forth that vision!

  11. Loved this, Mark! Cheers!!! 🙂

  12. Wow! I love this ❤️.
    This is a very great post. I’m happy to be on your blog❤️

    I love motivational and inspiring blogs and that’s what mine is based on.

    I’m following this blog and making sure I don’t miss any post. 😊.
    You can check out mine also, in case you’d like it😃💐

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