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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of contents: October 7, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
bestowing a cloak of
invisibility to its existence we
absolve ourselves of any guilt by
decrees of justification- by
untethered from nature's law
whose logic is suppressed by
secularism's reliance on
transitory feelings bestowing a
crown of unbridled relativism
on morality thus ensuring
even from the pulpit- which
obfuscates Calvary making the
Christian Morality into
caricatures of religiosity
but look around...
pride is idolized
enslaving humanity into a
hopeless depravity wrapped in
fantasies of a guaranteed utopia by
intelligentsia's progressive decrees
dictating compliance since
they know better than you
perfection of this world is
fixing ourselves is
beyond our capabilities
only a transformation of
our nature can
conquer Eden's curse
only at an infinite cost can
infinite debts be pardoned
someone must pay the price for
our redemption from
sin and evil's domination or
it doesn't happen
the Savior Jesus Christ
Offering His Precious Blood for our
exchanging His Life for ours
conquering sin and death
raising humanity into
sharing His Divinity
Born again into a
an Event and Process-
waiting for our
yes or no...hint...
yes is better
-Is sin talked about in your parish/church? Why/not?
-What does "perfection of this world is an illusion" mean?
-What are some of the manifestations of sin in today's culture?incorrec
-What is relativism? Why is it an incorrect/inadequate philosophy?
-What does it mean to be "born again"?
-How is being "born again" an event as well as a process?
-How much is the Sacrament of Reconciliation part of your life? Why?
-How does your sin limit your growth in holiness?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
than meets the eye
a vague uneasiness
filled my emptiness
within and without
the insufficiency of
despite striving to
into my ego
I realized that
nothing finite could fill
nothing temporary could satisfy
Infinite and Eternal Love
finally admitting a
conviction of my life's
a sorrow for sin
led to a turning away from
wrongdoing's false glamour
then a turning toward
from a Savior
whose Identity is not ethereal
but rather Incarnate
the Person who initiates
an unspeakable offer
a transfer from slavery
death to life- but
only by my free choice
a Decision to follow Him as
my Lord and Savior
thus beginning a
He is known
first by Word
then by heart
as the One who
died for me
but now is Alive
no longer just an idea
but now Real
-How do your desires point to the Infinite?
-What does "Passionate Encounter" mean?
-What are the elements necessary to encounter Jesus?
-What prevents you from encountering Jesus or
growing in your relationship with Him?
-What is the relationship between faith and feelings?
-What does " a nuptial journey" mean?
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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If we have chosen to be His disciple, He calls us to reach out to those in our spheres of influence to bring His Word of Love. “To know Him and to make Him known; to love Him and to make Him loved” is our challenge. How that happens, to whom we reach out, what we say doesn’t have to be perfect, or a huge event. Love is sometimes best when it is small and personal. Use these poems in your outreach for they are meant to help "open minds and hearts" and, ultimately, to "find" or, better, to "be found"!
The Approval: Where do we look for approval -from God or from others?
The Assumption: A common assumption is not true.
The Benchmark: evaluating our lives on our deathbed.
The Call: He calls each of us to Himself by name.
The Chance: Take a chance to see if it's all True.
The Door: It is our decision to open or not.
The Encounter: How to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Focus: Conversion is needed before Catechesis can take hold.
The Gospel: The simplicity of the Gospel in a confused world.
The Identity: Who are you......really?
The Invitation: Jesus personally invites each one of us to follow Him.
The Kiss: The Gift of Salvation needs to be accepted by each person.
The Prodigals: He patiently waits.
The Question: Without faith, it doesn't look pretty.
The Rest: When searching turns to finding
The Sin: Despite the silence, sin is a reality.
Death: It's gonna happen to you.
Judgement: You will be judged.
Heaven: It's either this or ...
The As If: Living our faith as if it is true and real...because it is.
The Betrayal: When Shepherds don't Shepherd, what to do?
The Circle: Life is a cyclic process of growth in holiness when we follow the Lord.
The Crux: Jesus tells us that we become who/what we worship by the decisions we make.
The Denudation: Trials strip us of our false securities and expose our sin.
The Desert: Part of the journey is purification.
The Dialogue: Jesus and a modern disciple speak to each other.
The Discerner: Surrender is the way to discern God’s Will.
The Disciple: Who is a true disciple of Jesus?
The Grace: Soar with eagles wings.
The Holy One: We are invited to live in His Presence.
The Lover: Going deeper.
The Magis : Follow the Lord with heroic leadership.
The Narrative: Whose plan for your life are you following?
The Presence: Experiencing the Lord’s Presence in our lives is for each of us.
The Security: Where is the source of your security?
The True Intimacy: What does it mean to live in true, intimate relationships?
The Way: The only way to holiness.
The Wound: Our wounded nature
The Enemy: Satan is real
The Cross: Dealing with loss.
The Dream: Dealing with divorce.
The Embrace: Acceptance of our cross in life.
The Healing: The gradual healing of loss.
The Hour: Persecution is here.
The Offering: Joining our suffering with the Lord’s for union and intercession.
The Seeing: How the Lord sees our suffering vs how we sometimes look at it.
Chastity: A virtue under siege.
The Decision: Moral decision making.
The Forgiver: Forgiveness in the life of a disciple.
The Refusal: We are called to disobey false/immoral laws.
The Seduction: God's plan for human sexuality.
The Abortion Series:
The Daughter: Abortion from the child’s viewpoint.
The Regret: The Mom of "The Daughter" speaks.
The Outsider: The Dad reacts to the abortion of "The Daughter".
The Passion Series:
The Cup: Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane
The Centurion: The Crucifixion
The Third Day: Mary Magdalene and the Resurrection.
The Father: Is our view of the Father accurate or distorted?