My hope for you

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

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Crux

it is your destiny to
share My Divinity
nothing less
though hidden now in
your humanity
clothed in the weakness
born of a fallen nature yet
reborn from within
washed in the waters of
regeneration
such is the offer to all
to journey home but
each must decide
their destination 
seen and unseen
life v death
each an eternal consequence
forged in temporal steps of
liberty v license
confusing identities
though different
like identical twins 
love v lust
choosing
subject v object for
self-giving v self-serving
privilege v power
discovered in
humility v pride
being authentic v arrogant
where in the end
fruit ripens or rots
wealth of poverty's spirit v
poverty of wealth which
diminishes treasures into dust by
altars of false images
the crux of all decisions is
rooted in worship for
you become
whom you adore
being transformed into
God-like v god
One a Gift
True and Real
the other
deception's counterfeit
an idol of self-creation
everyone worships
no one escapes
the decision for
Grace abides
when accepted freely
nurturing Life
but when rejected
only darkness follows in
costumes of gratification
nurturing death
so
whom do you worship?
choose carefully
step v step

Reflection/Discussion:
-How is our destiny to share Divinity hidden in our humanity?
-What is "The Crux" of the question being asked?
-How is the decision reached "step v step"?
-What challenges in your life impact your decision?
-How can you give/receive support to/from other disciples? 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Race

incessantly
seeking
unity's perfection
born through
graciousness
Divinity's
quid pro quo
infinite union for
ego's finite
obsessions
Love's gentle proposal
proves daunting
for my list is
endless
each a fortress
defended by
pitiful constructions of
a fallen nature
trust
ever an issue
control
a barricade
when promises have
invisible rewards and
past disappointments
weave doubt and fear
into my
mystical defense-
a reluctance
to accept
dependent returns or
imagination's
dire consequences
but Passion's
extremist Love
proves indefensible
penetrating my
heart's armor by
revelation's reality
too intimate
too true
too real
to deny-
only then is
liberty's progress
traveling further in
and higher up by
handing over
precious treasures
both seen and unseen for
the pearl of great price
each decision
a battle
each battle
a war
yet grace encapsulates
the challenge
yielding Peace's
gradual transformation
into Joy's parusia
yet
temptation
persists each day to
close my hand
or
withdraw my offer of
surrender
ever contending
within life's
outward display
until release is
captured without fanfare
a decision of dying to
self's enthronement-
the tyranny of
ego's dominion-
running with
perseverance
one step closer
into His likeness
realized in
delicate measure

Reflection/Discussion:
-What does "Divinity's quid pro quo" mean?
-Are "trust" and "control" an issue in your life? How?
-What does ongoing conversion mean in your life?
-What are some of the ways you die to "self's enthronement"?
-What are some your difficulties to "running with perseverance"?
-How can you find and give support in your walk with the Lord?