"I am the Good King.
A good ruler lays down his life for his subjects. A politician however does not always love the people. If calamity comes, many politicians' first thought is to protect their interests. Politicians are cowards when they do not love the people.
I am the Good King.
I love my people, and my people love me; just as I love my Father, and my Father loves me. I lay down my life for them. My people are spread out across time and space, but I will gather them in. They know my voice, and hear it singing my love song on the wind - a song about home, and longing, and acceptance. They will be one People, and I the One King.
This is why my Father loves me - I surrender life in order to triumph over death. No one could take it away from me! I die by my own will. I have the right to die. I have the power to live again. I trust my Father's plan."
(Jesus in John 10:11-18)
(Art by Robert Cording)