Sometimes when words really matter,
Their presence should be banished
And only the echo of our actions should be heard.
We make the mistake of trying so hard to be one thing, but we are many things and we make the mistake of allowing others to limit us when our ways are limitless.
We do the same thing with God.
We confine him to only being good and doing good things and we restrict or subscribe all that is evil to Satan.
But who is Satan, except another manifestation of God.
Because if God creates and controls all things, then surely evil is his creation as well.
To allocate the power of evil to one outside of God, strips God of the very title, power and deity we seek to bestow upon him.
God is Satan AND Christ, just as we are evil and good.
We cannot worship one without the other and we cannot BE one without the other!
And the evidence is neatly contained in the book whereby we swear our oaths and pledge our allegiance (well in church at best and in a courtroom at worse)
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” Gen 1:27 (KJV)
And if my biblical reference has offended the more sexually equalitarian minded, here is the New Living Translation:
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them male and female he created them” Gen. 1:27 (NLT)
As a friend of mine likes to say: You don’t get apples from orange trees!
If God is the apple tree, then surely we are his apples. And I am just as sure there is a worm inside all of us.
My words to you have become pieces of things unrecognizable as the jewels they once were
Diamonds without shine that have become glass with sharp edges
The only value they possess is their ability to be ground into sand and returned to the ocean
Where at least the memory of their sparkle can be captured by the sun.
What is love to you?
What does it look like?
How does it feel?
When you get it, will you bend it or contort it to what you want it to be
OR, will you bend and contort to what it wants you to be?
Will you accept it with humility and a bit of skepticism
OR, will your skeptical humility reject it with arrogance?