BTW I’ve found the poetry on nexus; it can be the introduction to the poetry blogging for the website
There are so many situations today where we have the opportunity to open our eyes to someone else who has it worse than us. The opportunities seem endless.
Do you and I evaluate our lives on the realities around us, or chose to become ‘comfortably numb’ as the problems around us seems overwhelming.
Taking even a small step brings such richness into our lives, as we did when opening our home to some homeless girls in Addis Ababa years ago. It was a lovely time: never has a puzzle been such a source of wonder… and a lovely memory all round.
Justice- The Bigger Picture
Have I the guts to speak out for voices unheard, oppressed, unrepresented, ignored?
Can I secede from earthly rules that burden the marginalised, the poor, and threatens them, or do I fall into line under systems of rule above us all?
Do I hear the call to work towards peace and provide for real needs?
Love calls. ‘Don’t cling to things,’ implores me to share. Will I answer loves call or will temptation and the treadmill compete?
There’s plenty in the fertile ground of the poor, but its taken by greed for the seams, for the seed. Harvests galore and precious elements mined, but little is gained despite the high price.
With blood sweat and tears some fall and they die, while nations, peoples commanded to share can claim, ‘we’re smarter, we earned it all.’
Much of the world follows a beast, who dresses self-centred lust up as need. As far back as in the year nought, he offered the world to the King of us all. The beast would be worshipped, the true king would fall, but thank God my King resisted that call.
The beast still beckons, seduces, enslaves with riches, honours, power and fame. “Go to war!” his followers cry. Cover my back, forget the cost. Think of all the gain!”
I could adopt this style and have it all, but didn’t he lie about this before?
Biblical Imagery: Proverbs 13: 23Isaiah 58:4-8Daniel 7:23Revelation 13:1-6, 11-15, 16-18Matthew 4: 9Micah 6: 8