Psalms of Christ #9

“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed
By the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs
That voices never share
And no one dares
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools” said I, “you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I may reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
And the words that it was forming

And the sign said
“The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence”

The song Sound of Silence by Paul Simon

 

The Seen and the Unseen

How do we separate
Truth from illusion

The illusion is needed
In order to see the truth

The physical is needed
To see the spiritual

The darkness is needed
To see the light

To see what cannot be seen
We must first close our eyes

 

II Corinth 4:18

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…”

St. Luke 17:21

“…for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

 

The Unknown

We are fascinated

With the unknown

The unseen

That which we know is real

But have no way to prove it

 

Maybe the unknown

Does not want to be known

 

Maybe what is a mystery

Wants to remain a mystery

 

Maybe the mystery

Wants to be left alone

Shrouded in darkness

 

Nevertheless

They tear at her veil

Uncovering her every secret

Bringing to light all that she is

 

Yet they still remain

Mystified by her

And still do not know her

 

Truth and Illusion

How do we separate

Truth from illusion

 

The illusion is needed

In order to see the truth

 

The physical is needed

To see the spiritual

 

The darkness is needed

To see the light

 

To see what cannot be seen

We must first close our eyes

 

II Corinth 4:18

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…”

 

St. Luke 17:21

“…for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Light

It is my life

The life I have lived

That brought me

To Jesus Christ

 

If it were not for the lights

Along the way

I would have traveled

On my path alone

Through the darkness

 

It is these lights

Christ placed on my path

That brought me to him

To become one with him

 

St. Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world…”

 

St. John 8:12

“…I am the light of the world:  he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

 

St. John 14:6

“…I am the way, the truth, and the life…”