He is the Way.
Follow Him through the Land of Unlikeliness;
You will see rare beasts and have
He is the Truth;
Seek Him in the Kingdom of Anxiety;
You will come to a great city that
has expected your return for years.
He is the Life.
Love Him in the World of the Flesh;
And at your marriage all its
occasions shall dance for joy.
–W.H. Auden, from “For the Time Being,” a Christmas Oratorio
“If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide.”