Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Posted by Hindsfeet at 12:53 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2015
"Which way is up"
curling up in the bottom of my boat
staying dry as best I can
to drift through another moonless night
bereft of bearings
only a scattering of seemingly disjointed stars...
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep...
Tucking torn and tattered wings in tight
I close my eyes against this night
the swell and the sway,
of The Everlasting Arms...
"Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom
Lead Thou me on
The night is dark and I am far from Home
Lead Thou me on"
~John Henry Newman 1833
Posted by Hindsfeet at 2:52 AM
Monday, June 8, 2015
"Out beyond our ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field;
I'll meet you there."
Interesting our ideas of right and wrong...
our two dimensional dogmatic "morality"
which, drowning in Love's ocean that covers multitudinous missteps,
goes down measuring misdeeds
in jots, tittles, and teaspoons...
ignorant of the Metadata, the Matrix,
and worse, of the Great Mathematician Himself...
How lonely is this Wisdom
this True Morality
with which Jesus faced down the Pharisees
and got a hooker off the hook
How much we miss
having made our mountains out of minutiae
having traded the God of the Good Book
for the tedium of bookkeeping
having missed entirely the Forest for our idolized little trees
Our Eyes to See fail for blindly staring
at short-sighted subtractions and additions
our carefully made columns
and sticky gold stars...
...When all the while
A Heaven full of stars Waits
For us to Look Up from our flimsy lists and ledgers
To See instead with sextant hearts
Mercy for Miles,
and the sin-swallowing Grace of God
Whose Love has everything to do with His Goodness,
"I pray that you may apprehend and grasp the experience of the Love of God, what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it; that you may really come to know, practically, through experience for yourselves, the Love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience; that you may be filled through all your being with the fullness of God, that you may have the richest measure of The Divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself."
-Ephesians 3:18-19, Amplified Version
Posted by Hindsfeet at 5:05 AM
Monday, June 1, 2015
"Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder; walk out of your house like a shepherd,
help someone's soul heal."
Then saviors will come
To all who are thirsty
Like the tide too long gone
And will fill the empty shells
Scattered there in the sand
The Ocean's ebb thus ended
As beauty is given for ashes
Birthrights bestowed for bowls of soup
Soaking the beloved in The Beloved,
Where there was no King
The Kingdom Rushes In...
"Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion
To judge the mountains of Esau,
And the kingdom shall be the LORD's."
Posted by Hindsfeet at 1:19 PM