Spare ME

Spare me your fancy flattering songs,

spare me your silly shouts of praise,

spare me your claps and noisy gongs,

spare me your empty hands upraised.


Spare me your presumptuous romance,

spare me your talent shows and offerings,

spare me your serenade and your dance,

since you ignore the poor in their sufferings.


Have I not shown you what true love is,

when I laid down my life for your sake?

When you show care for the least of these,

in this, verily, great joy and pleasure I take.

“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’ And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’”
Matthew 25:37-40 BSB

Inspiration is as essential as the air we breathe. What is Ernst like? I tend to live on the serious side of life. After all, my name means serious; maybe it has something to do with that. Who knows? However, if you ask my wife and our 3 children, they will tell you that I can be just as silly and goofy at times. I am a lover and disciple of Jesus Christ. I enjoy nature, gardening, photography, and lots of coffee. In fact, my favorite cup of coffee comes hot with cream, sprinkled with cinnamon, and no sugar. You should definitely give it a try. For more regarding my work, check out my website at