The Moment Before

Why is it that, in Exodus, God tells us that

They created the deaf, the mute, and the blind

yet in Leviticus we turn around and push them aside?

Why is it, in Genesis, that God creates

both man AND woman in Their own image

yet we get bogged down in gender roles

and social norms?

Why is it, in Romans, that we can bank

our entire faith on the fact that Abraham

came before Moses

and so are justified by grace alone,

rather than by works,

yet keep trying to earn our salvation

and set up obstacles for others to jump over to do the same?

God is calling all of us into immediate and total reconciliation with Himself.

Are we bold enough to take Him up on His offer?

Transubstantiation

When we accept the redeeming blood of Christ

into our veins

When we invite the Spirit of the Living God

into our souls

Our very bodies are not our own

Yes, we have traded our mortal flesh

for the eternal skin of God

When we walk through life

it should not be you they see

but Jesus Christ returned,

ready to do miracles

feed the poor

hang with the lowly

hear the voice of the Father

and live intentionally,

bearing His sufferings

for the greater good.

Lift Them Up

We can’t look down on one another

We can’t just say, “rise” and consider that our part

We must either give each other a helping hand up

or lower ourselves down so we stand eye to eye.

True equality requires action,

not just words.

Sacrifice, humility, and encouragement

Shared power and access to resources:

These are the building blocks of a better tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Windshield

My front windshield is cracked,

has been for several months now.

Every now and again,

I have the money to fix it,

but end up spending the cash

on something else.

Yes, yes, we only have so many resources

but still

I feel this a metaphor for something:

life, probably.

The world’s problems are vast and consuming,

and we can spend all our days chasing

after all kinds of things,

that seem good and productive at the time;

or, we can spend time fixing the windshields

of our lives.

Ah, yes. I can see clearly now.

The crack is gone.