Messenger

Sometimes the messenger needs to remember to not shoot the messenger. When the Message is heard, the messenger is polite – without rudeness, direct, without smoke and mirrors. Life is conflicting Truth… thwarting community. Love holds opposing Word… dancing with divergence. When the Message is real, the messenger must educe – a heartfelt response, notContinue reading “Messenger”

Hear Me! (Psalm 120)

I call on you, my God, in my distress,    please answer me.    save me, my God from the lying lips and     deceitful tongues of the willful, who surround me. Their lying is not helpful,    their deception is unkind, Make them listen,    their unfaithfulness is hurtful.    pierce their hearts withContinue reading “Hear Me! (Psalm 120)”

Bounce Back Better

Setbacks are inevitable… to recover is not a passive movement, resiliency is an active affirmation, Absorbing the effects of the injury affects restoring comfort and happiness – surpass survival – thrive. Well-being is not an accident. Engaged is not a coincidence. Harmony is not a lucky chance. Total commitment… exercise the body, adjust the attitude,Continue reading “Bounce Back Better”

Languishing

mandatory social distancing makes for hard times and empty spaces the panaceas do not work the heartaches are not quirks virtually giving direction toughens taking remote direction the alone together approach oxymorons the non-encroach without help the tasks are joyless the days have become aimless thus i flounder and cannot flourish wallow in the solitudeContinue reading “Languishing”

Forgive and Forget

I am asked to forgive those who have offended me This is not easy, when there’s no reparation; and even harder, when there’s no preparation. I am asked to forget what I have forgiven This is possible but difficult to realize. It requires imagination and a penchant to idealize. Truth is not transactional Truth isContinue reading “Forgive and Forget”

Resiliency

To hope against hope To remain calm To embrace change It staggers the imagination What we are faced with:             Global destruction             Political dissention             Social declination             Religious diminution             Physical deterioration Irreparable damage has been done Can we make a difference?             Global restoration             Political renovation             Social reformation             ReligiousContinue reading “Resiliency”