Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Truth has no sides..."


"Now I beseech you, brethren,
that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined together
in the same mind
and in the same judgment."
- Paul

your views,
my views,
his views,
her views....

all opinions
well-reasoned,
convincing,
insightful...
but still
opinions...

and "mere
human opinions
are

valueless"
in the court of Spirit,

it is
Thy Word
speaking
to the hungry
human heart,
uniting our affections,
moving us to
greater charity,
humble listening,
a deep and conscientious
surrender to
Truth

that has
veracity,
sovereignty,
authority, and
speaks the Truth..

one Truth,
one, and only one, Truth...

impartial Truth,
universal Truth,

the
guiding,
governing,
correcting
voice of Truth
and
only
Truth...

there are no sides
to Truth,

Truth doesn't argue...

Truth has no
politics,
no "many minds" to
pull into
alignment,
agreement,
cooperation...

just Truth

listen deeply to
the voice of Truth,
let your heart be
moved by
Truth,
accept the
Truth

and this
Truth
will always
be enough...

and you
will know...

exactly what you
need to know


"Trust Truth,
and have no other trusts..."
- Mary Baker Eddy

"There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither bond nor free,
there is neither male nor female:
for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. ..."
― Paul


Thursday, June 28, 2012

"let anger be put away from you..."


"Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamor,
and evil speaking,
be put away from you,
with all malice..."
- Paul

put it away
from you

it is not becoming,
it does not serve your purpose
or make you
beautiful...

so put it away from you

you are lovely

that is the way He made you
and why would you
want to be anything else?

who does your
anger serve?

what possible reason
could you have for
wearing the mask
of bitterness,
when you have the
face of His beloved child...

I have seen
you
when you are
trusting
His plan,
His care,
His Love,
and you are
full of beauty and grace

so,
put it off,
throw it away,
anger does nothing to forward
your hopes,
your dreams,
your great desires...

all it does is
make you unattractive and
scary,
unapproachable and
lonely...

yes, that's it,
go ahead,
set it out on the curb
for tomorrow's
trash,
because it has no
usefulness,
it adds no beauty to your
countenance,
no sweetness to your heart,
and only leaves you
sitting in the
dark

there you go...

crumple up that
letter you
thought would make them
think,
delete that email
you spent days harboring bitterness so
that you could find just the right words
to "tell them,"
wash that look of
disgust from
your face....

and walk into the
world a
peacemaker,
an ambassador of kindness,
a witness to all that
is good,
and beautiful,
and kind
in others...

and yourself....

seek peace,
pursue it,
chase it down and
tackle it

let joy tickle your fancy,
let trust
sing you a lullaby
until you
rest your hopes
on His
ability to
govern
impartially,
universally,
unconditionally
with
Love...

put off anything that
makes you
fearful and dour
it does not
serve you,

Love does...

wear Love like
a
smile,
let kindness crinkle around
your eyes,
let your heart be
tender,
let forgiveness
soften your gaze...

and
He will freely
give
you
peace...


"...and be ye kind
one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake
hath forgiven you ..."
― Paul


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Him, declare I unto you..."


"To the unknown God..."
- Anonymous

can I tell
you about
my Father,
my God,
the Lord of heaven
and earth?

He is not
at all
"unknown"
to me

He is not a distant Diety,
a far-off Sovereign,

He is not the place I bring
my problems,
and
hope
someone will
listen
and hear,
and fix them
somehow...

No,
He is not
my mental electrician
or my emotional
Plumber...

He is not a beneficent
spiritual Uncle
I've always heard about
but never met...

He is none of these
things...

He is the Root of my root,
at the Core of my core,
in the depths of my soul..

He is as imminently close,
as intimately familiar,
as infinitely near as
the thrumming
of life
coursing through my
veins, the questions
that rise from the silence
like a sparkle of
fireflies on a midsummer's eve,
the secret dreams
I cherish in the
darkness of the night...

He is the safest place in
a storm,
more reliable than
the rising sun,
the
most beautiful dreams I carry
through my day...

He is Father,
Mother,
All-in-all

the trust in an
infant's eyes,
the fierceness in a mother's
love,
the leaflet
reaching
for the light

He is goodness
and peace,
forgiveness and grace...

the voice of the
turtle, and
the touch of the
wind,

He is the Love in my loving and
the Mind in my knowing

He is the radiance of
being that glows full-orbed
when all is
night
about me

He is the full compliment of
notes in the symphony of my being,
the entire spectrum of
color in the palette of my seeing,
He is every essential element
in the periodic table of
my giving,
breathing,
living
Love

He is the reason
He is the rhyme

the prose
and poetry of
creation,

He is the sound of my
voice when I
tell the truth,
the weight of my tears
when I feel
compassion,
the span of my arms
when I carry
a child,
or open a door,
or hold a hand in that moment of
darkness
just before the light.

He is the kindness of strangers,
the song of a dove,
the power of water
to carve stone
without violence,
the dream of redemption in
a murderer's heart,
the forgiveness that
sets him free..

He is
the hope
they bring to
a second marriage,
the
innocence that
stops
hatred by
placing
a flower
in the
barrel of
a gun...

He is as near as
my oldest memory of Love
and as far-flung as
my dreams of
a school in the Congo...

He is
the gentle rain upon the
tender herb
and the mountain that
is moved
through prayer
and
fasting

He is the quenching
rain,
the purifying fire,
the soft
wind lifting seed
to rest
in fertile soil

He is my Friend when
I am friendless and
my Shepherd
when I
stray...

He is not
Unknown...

He is
All I know,
all I feel,
all I am...

The only...


"Whom therefore
ye ignorantly worship,
Him,
declare I
unto you..."
― Paul


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"there is a love..."


"a dream is a wish
your heart makes..."
- M. David

there is a love
much deeper than
the ocean...

there is a love
much wider than the seas...

a love that sits at the core of
something you can't name...

there is a love,
that never gives in, and never gives up,
and never gives out...

a love that lies
deep and centered..
untouched by anger, envy,
jealousy, or regret...
it is the calm eye of
certainty
unshaken by the storms
of change or
chance...

there is a love that
sings when darkness
lies in wait,
and all the demons
of the night
won't flee

there is a love that
holds your
hand
in silence.
and laughs with you
when nothing
seems to
fit, and
the ache of
not knowing
is too much to bear...

there is a love that
burst with
pride
and weeps with joy
and
is left speechless
with gratitude,
when her dreams
come true
and her star is shining
brighter than
the moon...

there is a love that
never dims
and for which distance holds
no meaning, and
the winds of time
no
sway...

there is a love that
burns eternal,
and in the night
can close it's eyes
and find her fingers wrapped
around a hope, and hear her
whisper
a promise of
"someday when...."

there is a love that travels through
the emptiness of weeks, and
months, and years of waiting
for seasons filled with fireflies
and wishes on a star...

a love that
navigates the sea of
nothing-but-a-tear
and fills a heart with
songs of
yesterday,
and daydream believing
and a pinky-swear to never forget
to remember

and this love,

this love for which I have no
words,
no gestures,
no symbols
from an ancient cave,
no photographs for framing...

this love
for which I have
only a sister's
heart
swollen and
overflowing its banks with
a teeming river of tears...
an endless downpour of love
that swirls, and dances
and sings in
gratitude
for what I alway knew
would
be

this is love,
a
fathomless
love...

for you.


"and when her
dreams came true,
I realized
mine
had too..."
― Anonymous