The historian’s ideal is to record
objectively, those opinions revealed
not his own, evident, his own concealed,
events re-enacted the written word.
In Christianity, the history
is tweaked from the start, but in confidence
the event of Christ aligns all events,
evidence resolved in His mystery.
But when Christ leaves the scene, history starts
in objective mode, or we are deceived;
when things start to fall apart, faith received
defines the standard, opinion departs.
The method in the life of Christ to frame
the mystery, in church history based
on Christ preached the ideal becomes debased,
shivered by division, but Christ in name.