Saturday, 31 October 2015

Tears Melt the Heart.


Your heart was

hard as

manly muscle.

But tears

melted

your

heart of stone.


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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Blessed Child 3.


But death

was not the end

for him.

God raised him

from the grave

to life,

to be

in heaven

His blessed child.


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The Blessed Child 2.


He taught us love,

through love renewed,

but the world

rejected

his sacred love,

and upon a cross

crucified

the blessed child.


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The Blessed Child 1.


Born of love,

through life renewed,

glowing

with an inner light,

we welcome to earth

the blessed child.


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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A Confessor.


A confessor

is a saint

who is

persecuted and tortured

for his faith

but does not die.


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Monday, 26 October 2015

Post-Colonial Religion.


Post-colonial religion seeks to eliminate the imperial elements from the religion (Christianity) which was spread by Europeans during the period of colonization.

This Colonial Christianity treated indigenous religions as a kind of spiritual terra nullius (empty land) i.e. they had no value.

Post-colonial religion must recognize that there was a different kind of spirituality practiced by the native inhabitants of the countries that the Europeans colonized.

We now have the unique opportunity to salvage the best of both religions in each country and to synergize them into a rainbow of religions across the globe.

We can combine Ahimsa (non-violence) with the Compassionate, the Merciful; the Prince of Peace with the Buddha; the Rainbow Serpent with the Almighty Creator.....

To do this we must put aside our differences and relinquish our colonial parochialism and open our hearts to a new way of being together.

And create a new world.


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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Harmony.


Harmony

emanates from

the mouth of God

as life

springs from

His breath.


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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Entertainment.


The Satanism which has infected our entertainment is becoming more and more widespread.

It now appears in most television programs and sports in the mass-media.

It began with rock music in the 1960s when superstars sold their souls to the devil and used black magic in their music and later in videos.

This was cleverly disguised as popular culture.

Most rock bands are involved and their dark practices can be traced through sabotage and backtracking.

Biblical references like temptation or death are common in their music, as are backwards references and violence.

Deafness, dumbness, blindness - the opposite of Christian principles - appear in their music and images of death, darkness, and flames appear in their videos.

They may even reference the devil or wear horns.

These things have spread to other areas of our entertainment industries.

It now affects television, movies, theater, literature, and sports.  


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Friday, 23 October 2015

Life.


We are covered

with a pall of death.

But God pierces

the darkness

with

the light of life.


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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Fruit.


In time

the fragrant flower

gives way

to fertile fruit.


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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

One of the Boys.


When we are young and inexperienced we think that being one of the boys (i.e. being socially acceptable) must be the right thing to do.

Having a beer with the boys and being popular seem ideal goals.

But with this attitude comes fear of rejection and ridicule by the mob.
The worst of which is being called a poofter.

This fear can rule men all their lives.
It may even result in physical poofter-bashing.

But is this the right thing to do in any case?

Aspiring to be one of the boys and indulging in drinking and drugs may not be the ideal life that it seems.

Because everybody is doing this does not necessarily make it the ideal objective.

As we grow older we come to see that this does not make us happy.

So what make us happy?

Only Love.


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Monday, 19 October 2015

Ransom.


For those of you who require a ransom for souls:

Gays and lesbians have suffered intensely because of AIDS and the prejudice and hatred they have experienced as a result.
This suffering acts as a ransom for their souls for anyone who requires it.

It is not required by God.

Hippies and baby boomers have also suffered, along with gays and lesbians, because of Satanism in their music.  This induced drug addiction, divorce, and negativity which led to great suffering, even suicide.
It acts as a ransom for their souls for anyone who requires it.

It is not required by God.

The older generation has remained faithful to the best of their ability and have also suffered at the hands of fate in the shape of the depression, the war, and their children's hatred and rebellion.
This acts as a ransom for their souls for anyone who requires it.

It is not required by God.

Well done true and faithful servants.

So all generations are bound for heaven.


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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Heaven.


Your body is

a temple

of solid rock.

Built with

the art

of manly beauty.

Your heart is

a jar

of living water.

Filled with

the gentle

tears of God.

Come!

Enter

the gates of Heaven.


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Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Coronation of Love.


After many long years

of searching and praying.

After art and religion

and drugs and sex.

I have found

the answer

that all of us seek.

And enthroned my heart

above all other things.

Not to deny

the mind or the body.

But to defer

to the deeper desires

of Love.


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Friday, 16 October 2015

God's Blessing.


Two men

come together

in mutual marriage.

Bathing in

the joy of love

and mutual respect.

They come to mass

to seek

the blessing of

God.


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Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Tears of Heaven.


Ground Zero

San Francisco

1983.

Thirty years

of hate and prayer,

pain and persecution.

Until our plight

inspires

the tears of heaven.


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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Open Your Heart!


Adoration

touches us

in meek

respect and worship.

To win this life,

by life seduced,

that makes us

hard and fickle.

So hear

my humble prayer

for you:

Open your heart!


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Man-Mountain.


He works out

with the heavy weights,

drinking from

the water bottle,

breathing

energy and strength.

He manufactures

muscle mass

and sculpts

his flesh

like rock.

As gods

of Greek Olympus lived

he shines with

manly beauty.

Gymnasium.


The flower of the city's

manhood

works out

in the gymnasium.

Drinking from

the water jar

and basking in

the noon-day sun.

Then relaxes in

the andron

for the fellowship

of men.


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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Concepts.


Aquarius is an air sign; it governs our concepts.

Progressive Christianity involves a restructuring of our conceptual apparatus.

Old, negative concepts and doctrines are being replaced by new, positive concepts and doctrines.

Original Blessing is replacing Original Sin.

The historical Jesus is replacing the Christ of the Church.

Explanations for Jesus' death that lay the responsibility at the feet of earthly authorities are replacing Penal Substitution.

The Love and forgiveness of the Father are replacing judgement and punishment.

But it is when we come to the concept of unconditional love that we enter the sanctuary and meet God face to face.

Love is the door that leads us to God.


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Monday, 12 October 2015

Our World.


God has given us

a beautiful world

in which to live.

But we have made

of it

an evil place.


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The Glory of God.


When we prayed in church, "Open our eyes to see your glory in our world" I was taken aback.  I felt that what we see in our world is violence, injustice, and suffering.

I could understand that.

But glory?

When I arrived home I looked out the window and saw the wattle tree in full bloom.  And suddenly it occurred to me that this was God's glory in our world - the wonders of nature that reflect the nature of God - beauty and abundance.

We can give thanks for that.


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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

False Gods.


The corporate plutocrats who have assumed the position of the conservative establishment have established a power base which is created by violence and maintained by fear.

We live our lives as if they are God.

But they are not.

In the Biblical narrative they are the Romans - i.e. the dominant power in the world.

Our armies defend them and our media supports them.

But these worldly ways are not the ways of God.

God is gentle and non-violent, even small.
He does not use force or coercion.
He does not punish or judge.

God is forgiveness, compassion, understanding, and Love.

He is patient with us and will not condemn.

Pray to God and He will deliver you.


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Friday, 9 October 2015

Fertile Ground.


This middle ground

of fragrant Love

swells

with the gentle

power of God.

In sweet delight

we still respond

and blossom

in this fertile ground.


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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Choose Love.


Between

the frigid heights

of rigid morality,

and the dark depths

of dire depravity,

I choose

the middle ground

of Love.


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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Truth.


What messages come from God?

Equality.
Forgiveness.
Integrity.
Charity.
Compassion.
Consideration for others.
Gratitude.
Respect.
Understanding.
Patience.
Discipline.
Forbearance.
Perseverance.
Faith.
Hope.
Love.
Eternal Life.

This is a recipe for life.


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A Cup of Water.



"'For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.'"  Mark 9:41 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Lie To Me.


What messages are we getting from our rock stars and celebrities?

Enjoy yourself.
Get drunk.
Take drugs.
Party hard.
Have affairs.
Leave your marriage.
Abuse losers.
Eat, drink, and get stoned.
Take expensive holidays.
Pamper yourself.
Don't make sacrifices for others.
Win.
Gloat.
Think of yourself.
Be filthy.
Be wicked.
Make a bucket list.

Add to this hate the Church and deny God.

And you have the perfect recipe for misery and suicide.


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Monday, 5 October 2015

Lament.


Jerusalem!  Jerusalem!

Spiritual capital

of the earth.

When will you

open your heart

to God?


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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fill Me With Your Love.


The problem that I have with people who pray for God to fill them with His Love is that they are not giving love themselves.

They pray for God to fill them as if they are empty vessels.

This will not happen.

God wants us to create our own love.

To become loving people.

He wants us to give love to Him and to the people around us.

We cannot just wait for God to do everything for us.

We must act ourselves.

And give love to God and to our neighbors.


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Heart of Hearts.


All sex is looking for love.

We crave communion with another.

We search and hope,

our journey's goal.

But we look to love

in our heart of hearts.


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Friday, 2 October 2015

Barter.


We should not

barter

with God.

Our love

should be

freely given.


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Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Devil Delusion.


There is no devil in reality.

The concept of the devil came from dualistic thinking which attempted to explain evil in a world created by a good God.  The evil in the world could not be coming from God so there must be a devil.

It was used as a literary device in the Book of Job.

But there is another explanation.
Evil in our world comes from the ignorant actions of human beings who make mistakes of their own free will.  Or a conscious apostasy in reaction to harsh and punitive images of God (these images are false).

But because there is no devil does not mean there are no devil worshipers.

Some people who believe in the devil are so disillusioned with the God of the Churches that they willingly embrace evil.  These people sell their souls and do evil in the world.

Among them are rock musicians, actors and directors, sports men and women, professional bodybuilders and supermodels, authors, media and advertising people and journalists.....

They hate the Church and Christianity and they tempt us with the intention of sending us to hell.

But there is no hell in reality.
God does not punish us.

God is one.
He is everything and everyone.
He transcends sin and evil.
And He manifests as Life, Light, and Love.


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