Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Don't be discouraged.

For those who try to live life according to what God seems to direct us it can be discouraging when government and religious organizations seem to be on the wrong side. A poem from 2002 may shed some light on these times.

Fear & trembling

Work out your faith
in fear & trembling.
Knowing more certain you are
harder to find truth.

Know Me.
Knowing it’s impossible,
to know,
the whole unknowable truth.

Trust Me.
Trusting when storm,
I sent,
is beyond your control.

Be not afraid
in midst of terror,
beyond hope,
know Me, My beloved.
© Presbypoet, March 22, 2002

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Good dying young

Andrew Breitbart dead at 43. The pain is familiar. My brother died before 50 with three children under 10. I asked God about this familiar question. This is what I heard.

A question for God
Why do the good die young?
Why do evil monsters
die in their beds and
not in a roadside ditch?

It's not fair.
It's not right.
Why so short?
Such a loss.

My beloved:
Billy Graham lives at 93 &
wonders why he isn't home.
Jesus dead at 33. Holy sacrifice.
Richer life than any ever lived.

You think life's secret tis
to live long & die in bed.
True blessed life lives life fully
whatever gift of time is given.

Your problem is perception
of time and reward.
100 years is less of eternity
than planck's limit is to you.

Your time here is short
so live life to the fullest.
Then join Me my beloved
in joyful eternal bliss.

© Presbypoet 3-1-12