Empower

God,

Help us recognize our failings

          and forgive us our faults.

Give us the grace to resist

          the influence of affluence.

God,

Bestow on us the blessing

          of resting assured

in the comfort

          of your compassion.

God,

We treasure the opportunity

          to serve wholly,

and we look forward

          to doing your will.

God,

We pray for

          the good, the bad, and the unknown,

as we promote peace

          among all peoples.

Make it so

Magis

Disciplined imagination

reflects God’s reflection.

When I was a child,

reward and punishment

was activity’s pivot.

When caught breaking the rules,

absolution was sought through

atonement and reparation.

As a reflecting adult,

compassion and sacrifice

mirrors Divine mercy.

The Beatitudes rule,

communion is achieved through

submission and grace.

Common good relies on justice

and seeks to maintain order –

regardless of helpfulness.

Greater good promotes harmony

and restores relations –

envisioning accord.

Creative responsibility

reveals God’s revelation.

Goodness (next day repost)

My God,

Why do good things

            happen to bad people?

The common good

            protects and serves

            but objectifies.

My God,

Why do bad things

            happen to good people?

The common good

            provides law and order

            but judges without compassion

My God,

How can I be indifferent

            regardless of results?

The Greater Good

            promotes acceptance

            and enjoins with peace.

My God,

How can I be good

            and do good?

The Greater Good

            professes trust and hope

            and restores harmony.

My God,

As we walk hand in hand

            refreshed with communion,

embrace me,

hold me close,

and bestow blessings on me.

Goodness

My God,

Why do good things

            happen to bad people?

The common good

            protects and serves

            but objectifies.

My God,

Why do bad things

            happen to good people?

The common good

            provides law and order

            but judges without compassion

My God,

How can I be indifferent

            regardless of results?

The Greater Good

            promotes acceptance

            and enjoins with peace.

My God,

How can I be good

            and do good?

The Greater Good

            professes trust and hope

            and restores harmony.

My God,

As we walk hand in hand

            refreshed with communion,

embrace me,

hold me close,

and bestow blessings on me.

Unreasonable (next day repost)

The opposite of faith is reason.

The opposite of belief is pride.

Faith is not proof or fact.

Belief is not rule or law,

reason expands our understanding,

for the social organization,

providing story for history,

and context for the common good.

We believe in the “unseen”,

sincere prayer and seeking,

confides the Truth with us

in Revelation

pride demands what is in it for me,

mandating a selfish quid pro quo,

requiring tribal loyalty,

threatening to cancel allegiance.

We have faith in the “unheard”,

listening makes us yield,

Resistance surrenders

on the narrow Way.

Faith is form and sign.

Belief is trust and hope.

Faith sees visions.

Belief dreams dreams.

Unreasonable

The opposite of faith is reason.

The opposite of belief is pride.

Faith is not proof or fact.

Belief is not rule or law,

reason expands our understanding,

for the social organization,

providing story for history,

and context for the common good.

We believe in the “unseen”,

sincere prayer and seeking,

confides the Truth with us

in Revelation

pride demands what is in it for me,

mandating a selfish quid pro quo,

requiring tribal loyalty,

threatening to cancel allegiance.

We have faith in the “unheard”,

listening makes us yield,

Resistance surrenders

on the narrow Way.

Faith is form and sign.

Belief is trust and hope.

Faith sees visions.

Belief dreams dreams.

A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61) – next day repost

Dear Mother, hear my cry;

   listen to my prayer.

I call to you,

   my heart aches;

   give me peace and equanimity.

You are my safe harbor,

   protect me and shield me.

I long to rest assured in your presence

   and relax in the harmony of creation.

I will keep my promises, my Lady;

   and I pray that my faith will have children.

Give length to my days,

   and breadth to my years.

Thank you for your companionship;

   I feel your love and faithfulness.

I sing my prayers 

   with courage, strength and patience.

A Mother’s Love (Psalm 61)

Dear Mother, hear my cry;

   listen to my prayer.

I call to you,

   my heart aches;

   give me peace and equanimity.

You are my safe harbor,

   protect me and shield me.

I long to rest assured in your presence

   and relax in the harmony of creation.

I will keep my promises, my Lady;

   and I pray that my faith will have children.

Give length to my days,

   and breadth to my years.

Thank you for your companionship;

   I feel your love and faithfulness.

I sing my prayers 

   with courage, strength and patience.

xx Judgement (next day repost)

based on “Meditations on the Tarot” by Anonymous

God’s will is our peace,

not in passing away,

rather, in the greater good

of restoration

“… your dead will live,

their bodies will rise

let those who dwell in the dust

wake up and shout for joy…”[1]

Made possible with reparation,

life after death is not a reward,

nor a consequence nor retribution,

it perpetuates the power for good.

No thanks to systems,

but rather despite them,

faith lives beyond the common good,

preserving faith with companionship.

We neglect what is not loved,

we reflect what is loved –  

the gentleness of a mother,

the kindness of a father.

attentiveness complies with God’s will

pray for it to always be done.

“God is love, when we abide in love,

we abide in God, and God in us.”[2]


[1] Isaiah 26, 19

[2] 1 John 4:16

xx Judgement

based on “Meditations on the Tarot” by Anonymous

God’s will is our peace,

not in passing away,

rather, in the greater good

of restoration

“… your dead will live,

their bodies will rise

let those who dwell in the dust

wake up and shout for joy…”[1]

Made possible with reparation,

life after death is not a reward,

nor a consequence nor retribution,

it perpetuates the power for good.

No thanks to systems,

but rather despite them,

faith lives beyond the common good,

preserving faith with companionship.

We neglect what is not loved,

we reflect what is loved –  

the gentleness of a mother,

the kindness of a father.

attentiveness complies with God’s will

pray for it to always be done.

“God is love, when we abide in love,

we abide in God, and God in us.”[2]


[1] Isaiah 26, 19

[2] 1 John 4:16