Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Son of God

"The Son of God"

God speaks
And all shall listen.
"My son died
Hung upon a tree.
He died by betrayal.
He died by choice.
He died by a destiny
My son died
Strung up,
Cradled in the outstretched arms
Of a tree.
His name
Was Judas."
Thus spoke God
But few would listen.

Source, here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Head + Desk

Some days, you just don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Day I Was Denied Communion

(Your prayers for my friend Rachel and her family would be greatly esteemed. Please.)

I just stumbled across this article on BeliefNet; "The Day I Was Denied Communion." Whatever you feel politically, the message behind the story is powerful.

"From the back of the Communion line someone shouted out, 'Are you judging this man, Father?' I was grateful for the intervention. Will the Last Day be like this? One friend making an appeal for another?"

One friend making an appeal for another. I wonder if our friends will defend us? Will the ones we have hurt condemn us? Will we all see each other's brokenness? Will the barrier between friends and enemies shatter? I wonder.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My Life, This Year, So Far (And a Favorite Poem)

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one.  It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses
my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)
standing near my
(swaying over her
with eyes which are really petals and see
nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
which whisper
This is my beloved my
(suddenly in sunlight
he will bow,
& the whole garden will bow)

(e.e. cummings)