But so is
But so is
In the Kingdom
Of this world
We define good news
Via the Law
We are glad
When we find a good law
Overturn a bad law
Or escape a harsh law
That is only naturalContinue reading
Searching for THE right question.Continue reading
‘Twas a dark and stormy night.
The elegantly dressed woman walks the empty streets, bundled up against the rain and using an umbrella. It is the 1950s. She looks like Peggy Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A man waits in an alley. He wears a hat and a suit, but no overcoat or umbrella. He looks like Marlo Brando in Guys & Dolls. As she approaches, he is lighting a cigarette with a match.
Woman: Thank you for coming.
Man: For you, baby? Always.
W. That… is what I wanted to talk to you about. I… I don’t think we should see each other anymore.Continue reading
I wanna be a loser
So Christ can be the winner
I wanna be the kind of saint
That everyone thinks a sinner
Continued from Part 7
I stand at the Twilight of the Gods, having given them the Blessing of Adam and released them from their millennia of service.
I had thought my Quest was simply to destroy my iron ring of Pride;
Which I once jealously guarded but had grown to despise.
But instead Zeus used his bare, bleeding hands to reforge the Ring into a Key.
But for what?
“How can I find the Lock that fits this Key?”Continue reading
Pilate wanted us to behold Jesus
Perhaps hoping he could free Jesus
Or free himself
Of the responsibility
Of seeing more
Than he wanted
Than he could handle
Than he was free to believe
Historically, the Body of Christ has relied on three interdependent roles:
• Infants, who receive what they are taught
• Mystics, who seek their own truth
• Paternalists, who create the context for Infants
I am on a people-mover
Like a train of roller-coaster cars
But we are stopped on level ground
At least for a moment
Each car represents a different level of leadership
I am in the third or fourth
Perhaps moving from third to fourth Continue reading
Continued from Part 11
All of us turn South, seeking the Voice which interrupted our tableau, here in the Box of Hades:
We gaze toward the far horizon, where Eve’s Multitude had wreaked their vengeance upon Adam.
I am sure it is not his Voice we just heard.
I cannot place it; though it did sound familiar.
Movement stirs at the very limits of our vision.
A pale blue light, in sharp contrast to the dim red glow of our surroundings.
I think I catch a glimpse of one like a Son of Man
is the ability
to hold the tension
my own individuality
and acknowledging the legitimacy
of other’s needs
for Jesus to crucify
my self-centered false identity
His greater redemption
for all of us.
In other words,
(by analogy with core strength training)
it is what enable us
to substitute Christ-like Responses
for selfish Reactions