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The contemplative in action. Contemplative because his life was grounded in silent prayerful adoration of the Other (simply gazing in his mind’s eye on the Other), the Being who gives us all being, the I AM. In action because, rooted … Continue reading
Topsy-turvy kingdom rules – Surely these were made for fools! Things that Jesus says – though jewels, they Turn things on their head. ‘Work for God’s kingdom night and day – Don’t count the cost!’ we’ve heard Him say. But … Continue reading
Ceaseless whispers hissing in my soul, Voices urging loss of self-control. ‘Hurt, destroy yourself! You don’t belong! These people are too good for you! Be gone!’ Ceaseless whispers sending me away, Away into dark tomb where light of day No … Continue reading
Crashing Smashing Turning Churning Breakers Lifting Shifting Twisting Tossing Shells Smacking Cracking Breaking Shattering Dashing against Each other Caught in the Grasp of the Sea Powerless to Drag themselves Free Then as the Tide turns, the Shells are left Lying … Continue reading
Assailed by words and silence Bewildered by blows undeserved Cowering in confusion Dismissed and discounted, disowned, Emotions condemned as unworthy, Guilt grows and gnaws at the soul. Hungry for hugs and holding, Isolation injures identity. Jealous of siblings preferred, Kicking … Continue reading
I work, I care, I give, I please – I never stop, nor take my ease From morn ‘til night. I endless strive To prove that I may stay alive. So I’m OK because I prove It to be so … Continue reading
Worship I come Hopeful and fearful… Joyful and tearful… Alone and united… Bewildered by Absence… Surprised by Presence… Confused by Unknowing… Illumined by Light… unbeing called into Being… unreality pulsating with Reality… falseness exposed by Truth… failure embraced by Forgiveness… … Continue reading