Justified

alas. I realized I was praying as a child and I had to embrace praying as a grown up   “That Tax Collector was a very bad man; if all the Pharisee said was true. But Jesus chooses the wicked one and rejects the prideful one.”[1]   indeed, it is not about being wicked or […]

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Good News

Paul says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child…”   The truth was incomplete – the covenant was a contract. God’s intervention was a quid pro quo and my understanding was delusional.   “When I grew up…” I talk like a grown-up, […]

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Shortstop

We sing in unison, then settle in to “Play ball”   He turns and squats before Her, he bows his head and prays   “Help me”, he asks silently, “I beg you, keep me whole.”   Ready, he springs to his feet, filled with Her mercy   He plays with abandon on his toes   […]

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Forgiveness

The heart of forgiveness is mercy. The key to embracing forgiveness is embracing healing atonement.   Forgiveness cannot be demanded. “Woe is me” and “it’s because of you” wallows in the past and holds me back.   Mercy is love just for the asking. It does not require permission – “I’m sorry” is completed with […]

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Fierce

She is above the law and does not wear a badge. she is beyond the rule and does not need a shield.   With wide open eyes, she mocks blind justice. With wide open arms, she gives peace and mercy.   Without empty threats, she feels my pain with me. Without leaving a scar, she […]

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… with the Eyes of God

Seeing with the eyes of God, I peer through my own façade.   Accepting my personal role, I wonder what does God see through the window of my soul.   Listening without deflection, I shudder in realizing, I am divine reflection.   The beauty of the flower is its awesome blossoming, standing tall in a […]

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Mercy

Mercy Sitting there in the Square ruined and disheveled, cloaked in drab failure, passers by pass by One stops and stoops and with extended hand says, “Tell me about it,” and sits to listen. “I took the coin and I ran, spending it all without care, and by myself, I was a winner. Now, look […]

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Justice and Mercy

Justice speaks the truth Mercy hears the truth Justice is blind with his ears covered Mercy is shocked with her mouth covered Justice gives nothing and takes it all. Mercy has nothing to give and gives it all. Mercy listens with respect and convenes with a fiat Justice will not hear of it and adjourns […]

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Fierce

She is above the law and does not wear a badge. she is beyond the rule and does not need a shield. With wide open eyes, she mocks blind justice. With wide open arms, she gives peace and mercy. Without empty threats, she feels my pain with me. Without leaving a scar, she uses a […]

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