Was that trip very uncomfortable
on that donkey in your condition?
Were you unhappy with Caesar
who demanded this census mission?
Did you feel sick on the journey
being tossed on that donkey’s back?
Did you have to stop very often
when the sharp pains would attack?
We seldom face all the suffering
that you faced as you traveled each day.
When we suffer help us look to you
to show us a much better way.
Was it tougher for you at nighttime
or was it much worse in the day?
Perhaps you got through the long nights
because you had more time to pray.