Category: Beauty, JESUS, Poetry
No need to second guess. Doubting is not having faith. But who needs faith when you’re face to face? Ushered straight to an inheritance of grace, we have all eternity to count to infinity by the melody of what’s inside His chest as He pulls us near to lay our head against His…
Category: JESUS, Philosophy, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
The sin particle,
before the elements
of the Periodic Table.
to the core
that makes it unstable
like uranium or plutonium,
an existential explosion
with the biblical force
of 100 Noachian floods
unlike the God particle
of infinite glory
that pre-existed the lies
the innocent child
at the beginning
of every story.
Category: JESUS, Morality, Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Theology
If words are a bubbling brook
above the geyser of our hearts,
to say something about
the nature of our spirituality—
a disjointed but shared reality—
in the womb of bad religion.
Category: JESUS, Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
A carcass with a pulse,
a miracle dipped in myrrh,
perfumed a Jewish beard
and consecrated a blameless soul…
Category: JESUS, Poetry, Prayers, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I want to know more
about this Maundy Thursday Prince,
ever since I’ve read what eyewitnesses say,
“He massages people’s feet
as He washes away the dirt
and the stench of the street.
He walks with those who suffer
and suffers when those who suffer
This is the Rabbi
who inspires closet skeptics
to “come-out” and pray.
Category: Beauty, Literature, Nature, Poetry
This poem is for all of us,
who feel that horses
make the world
a better place.
Category: JESUS, Literature, Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering
This world is so unfriendly and unkind. How’s a teenager with Zeus’s ADHD, the rage of Achilles and the passion of Paris supposed to survive the suburban hostility of drive-by bullets of bullying and cliques of cruelty with privileged popularity without losing his mind? If you want to get to know me then…
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
of our own making
show up relentlessly
until we look introspectively
at the mess we’ve made
when we’ve felt incarcerated
without the possibility of parole
as both our own judge and jury.
Category: Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Kindness is more than a word,
although all words have spark of light
because words bleed meaning,
infused with divine birthright
even out of the mouths
of mortals and neophytes.
Category: Art, Beauty, Morality, Poetry, Psychology, Suffering
Everyone wants to know
life’s greatest mystery.
read your history
and exchange your brokenness for beauty,
your porcelain mask for the Japanese art
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