In the early 1930's, my parents took me to church barefoot, having no shoes for me. The fourth line refers to the Catholic belief that Christ is truly present under the appearance of the consecrated wheaten host. The sixth line refers to the wooden crucifix where an image of Christ hangs to remind us of His sufferings for us.

They Took Me There

They took me there unshod
With nothing on my feet,
It mattered not to God
There hidden 'neath the wheat.

They took me there to see,
Him hanging from the wood;
It matters not to me
In what I never stood.     
John Riedell


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