2018.11.24: allegiance

will it matter when
the light of the new day shows
colors of the flags

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2015.08.07: the way of the cross

Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? – Mt 16:24-26

the cross marks the spot
where heaven meets earth
before you lies the choice
power or the Truth
social status or the cross
the world or your life
the temptations of the desert

the cross represents
heaven and earth
divine and human
choice and chosen
freedom and obedience
come, lay down your life
pick up the cross and follow
Emmanuel, God with us
the way to the Father
the way of the cross
the way, the truth, and the life

2015.05.22: more than these

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,* “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” – Jn 21:15


What are these that I love more than my Lord?
Shed the light on me that I may see
Reveal the truth to me that I may repent
Show me wisdom that I may understand
Grant me humility that I may accept
Give me courage to change
Lord, I want to know these now
rather than at the hour of my death
I want to love you more than these