Category: Societal Issues


Hearts hurting, bewildered, angry
give into the most basic of human needs

security in one’s soul

A divide in concept, in ideal, in reality
serves to break us beyond our understanding of repair
Instead of recognising a shared predicament
we identify ourselves with our woundedness
It puts us at either end of a never balancing fulcrum
made of the stuff that original sin was created from

So, we fight one against another
Adversaries like pawns in our enemy’s game
Beaten, battered, victimized, shattered
Wearied, ashamed, fearful, unchanged
given into the most basic of human failings

destroy rather than restore

For Christ’s purpose was reclamation
relationships disintegrated, renewed by a selfless act
It removed the eternal imbalance, set aside brokenness
gave us a piece of hope, divinity wrapped in forgiveness and clay

He stands with us
not prize-fighters in a ring
He stands with us
love given everlasting
He stands with us

In the middle of grief, aside us with the steps of fear
we consumed by our own hatred, truth and right unclear
In the midst of failing and hopeless enveloping night
He stands with us to reconcile and won’t walk away

That’s the purpose of love, our souls set aright

7:29 am
25 November 2014

—-Should we not do the same with one another?  The only way people can move forward from such divisive and painful times is to promise to love someone enough to stand with them until reparations and solutions can be found.

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Today

On this day of all days, I am filled with mixed emotions.  I always have been.  In my heart the loss of life and the grief is mixed with the anger of our involvement in other countries around the world finally coming back to harm us dearly.  Rather than participate in that type of discussion on this day, I will mourn our losses:  of our moral compass, of our fellow citizens, of the military who went to fight, of our sense of right and wrong, our innocence yet again, and mostly of our lack of actual fundamental change in the light of such a horrific tragedy.  I pray we never forget both what transpired on 9-11 (like this scenario) and what made it happen… lest we see consequences yet again.

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