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2015.06.30: within the calm

He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”. Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. – Mt 8:26


as captain of the ship
i can’t control the storms
but i can find the calm
within the calm i can decide
the best course of action
to avoid the storm if i can
to outrun the storm if i can’t
to confront the storm if i must
always placing my trust
within the calm

to live or die is not the question
that has already been decided
how to navigate a course
through the sea of life
is the question: so
live with abundant joy
love with self abandon
die with unfaltering faith
hope always

no matter the storm
no matter the gale
no matter the undercurrent
no matter the downpour
he is in the calm
he is the calm
he is

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2015.06.28: image of God

For God formed us to be imperishable;
the image of his own nature he made us – Wis 2:23


we were not created for this world
we were created for Eden
as this world is but a shadow of Eden
we are but a reflection of our Godlikeness

as the reflection imitates the image
we yearn to grasp our true nature
the longing of our deepest desires
a return to Eden and our true selves

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2015.06.27: of faith and truth

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.” – Mt 8:10


where were the naysayers
when Magellan sailed around the world
where were the naysayers
when Armstrong stepped on the moon

it’s always the people of faith
who discovered the freedom
to follow their imagination
to a more complete picture of the Truth

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2015.06.26: awakening of wisdom

Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored. – Ps 128:1-2

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” – Mt 8:1-2


oh happy human fault
it wants to take credit
for success of good fortune
it wants to ascribe blame
for failure of ill fortune
only through the awakening of spirit
and the eyes of wisdom
can the monkey mind see
the rain falls on the good and the bad
illness and death visits the bad and the good

blessed are those who are grateful
who shares the fruit of an abundant harvest
who ministers to the ill and welcomes the outcast
they are the children of God
they manifest heaven on earth