We Mexicans love
our bonus material
the brain, the tongue,
the intestine, the fat
it’s all incredibly delicious
and respects the whole animal
not just the pretty parts
Nothing goes to waste
So too does nothing go
to waste with God
our bodies our experiences
the way we speak and think
nothing is overlooked
Our habit is to disregard that part of us
or ignore this experience
so that we can come up with a commercially viable
and easily identifiable product
the fact of the matter is it is all
part of a design, mind-blowing and seemingly unrelated
as it may appear.
We must continue to look to God
lest we settling for picking through life
looking for all the pretty bits.
How can I lose what was never mine to begin with?
All things flow back to the Source,
who is God our Creator and LORD.
Kierkegaard was right
Suffering is not the end,
but the redefinition
of all things.
though may be the end of our
our theories and projects,
does not catapult us into chaos
nor consume us,
but rather catapult us into completion.
upon the cross, Christ proclaimed
“it is finished”
but that was not even the end of His EARTHLY
He returned after His death to continue
doling out the Great Commission
upon which His church was spread.
and so in death we also continue
is only just the beginning
of an abundant life.
We’re all so beautiful
Made from clay and bone
Filled with the warmth of blood
pumping wildly ‘neath
the softest of skin
Our mouths breathe forth the breath
first put into by God,
the laws say nothing is lost
The power and majesty of the First Day
still surrounds us
LORD, open my eyes so I can see it
angels, demons, hope life love danger
let me fall to my knees and thank you
for I am in of everything
o Mighty Majestic Creator
of heaven and earth.
Look upon this simple flesh
Mold it as clay into Your glorious design
I am a masterpiece
inside the sculptor’s beautiful hand.
Judas and Peter betrayed God,
yet Peter kept going.
Not only that, but he was given the keys to heaven.
See the measure of our faith is not
whether or not we fail.
I mean, we all fail
It’s whether or not we’re willing to get over ourselves
and look to God
in spite of it that separates the sheep from the goats.