Published in 1916, this poem is at once a meditation on Jesus and Sandburg’s “statement of faith” against sham religion. Aimed at prosperity-preaching fundamentalists in general (and Billy Sunday specifically), Sandburg contrasts the wealth and “work” of these hucksters against the extreme poverty of their target audience and the true “free as air and sunlight” message of Christ.
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