Friday, September 30, 2011


Time to listen,
Time to think,
Time to search
Time to be found.
Time for laughter
Time for tears
Time to be alone
Time to be embraced
Time to be blind
Time to see
Time to wait
Time to move on
Time for forever, eternity and more,
Love so sublime
There is time,
There is time.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

love and loving

Surely the first and enduring fruit of spirituality 
is an ongoing and selfless pursuit of loving, 
a pursuit that is above all things and before all things, 
a pursuit that is the greatest expression of our humanity.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Love crept quietly

Love crept quietly,
I was too busy,
a boy becoming a man,
a man becoming a father,
a father learning painful lessons.
Love crept quietly,
invading a thought or two,
peace before my sad anxieties.
trying oh so hard
to prove myself,
until the fall of my efforts
left me alone.
Love crept quietly,
now no efforts of mine,
to build a barrier,
a barrier of self,
a barrier where I could measure
whatever I was hoping to be.
Love crept quietly,
until there was nothing left
love creeping quietly.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seeking and sought.

Surely, loving a 'deity' comes naturally to almost every soul. We all seek spiritual comfort, and soul peace. Throughout the ages mankind has sought a relationship with the divine. However, the Christmas and Easter stories show us "divinity" in an entirely different light. Christmas shows us a God who goes to the most extraordinary lengths to establish a relationship with mankind. Jesus is "God coming to us". He turns the tables on our seeking. We become the "sought after".
Easter shows us a greater miracle. God forgives the unforgivable. He refuses to respond to every action and deed that mankind inflicted upon him and chooses simply to respond to his own love for mankind by forgiving and gracing us beyond measure.
We spend so much time telling ourselves through our songs, prayers, services and promises how much we love God and all that we will do for him. The miracle of grace lies not in our own action and love for God, but rather His love and actions for all of us broken, frail and failed recipients of grace.