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Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Two Ways

light and darkness
each a way
one leading to God
the other sliding to the
enemy's lair
both seem bright
but deception provides
false comfort
making evil... good
and good... evil
freedom's challenge
allows a choice to
give or hoard the
gift of self-
a humble donation
to serve by
surrender's power for the
good of the other
or sophistication's vanity
to.. be... served
to use the other for
selfish ends
even by mutual consent
each a signpost exposing
our direction
along a way
expressing our destination
still more is the
simplicity of mysteries-
Truths of Dignity
revealed from long ago
passed down faithfully
by innocent martyrs-
a heavenly GPS
bearing the fruits of
Peace and Joy
yet ...idolatry's power to
beguile even the sincere
in a culture's web of
shadowy enlightenment-
self-serving values and
totalitarian progress
leading to death
now and forever by
impersonating the
Shepherd's voice
leading the sheep
ever deeper
ever downward
ever darker-
opaque angels of light-
snaring worldly converts into
confusion's morass by
mortal combat
for and against
Glory's Kingdom
but hope persists in
Love's revelation-
an Intimacy more
Incarnate than
sexual communion can imagine
which changes everything
past... present...
and... future
unveiled and
cleansed by
mystical tears

Reflection/Discussion:
-Describe the two ways.
-What are the signs of each way?
-What areas in your life are moving toward/away from the Lord?
-How can you strengthen/change each way?
-What signs of the two ways are in our culture today?
-How can mutual consent still be selfish and lead into darkness?
-What can we do to influence our culture to turn towards the Lord?
-How can we support one another to grow in the Lord?

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