Mandela was an example to the world of how to act in adversity, how to be Magnanimous in victory and that forgiveness, is a stronger and more satisfying emotion than vengeance. All leaders should learn from him. Your poem is a well crafted tribute.
I like the sentiments expressed in this poem Amitava, you feel for the suffering Jesus went through and so refer to it.
. But what you would like is a direct and personal friendship. If as we are told we are made in Gods image and likeness, that should be possible. A very good write.