Light of the World

Someone once said
“If you think this world is sane, you have declared your own insanity.”

We are called
To shine our light
In the darkness
To stand out
In this world
To rise above it
To overcome it

St. John 16:33
“In the world, ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

I John 4:4
“…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Matthew 5:14
“Ye are the light of the world.”

Love One Another

The only way
To overcome
Sin and death
Is to love
One another

The only way
To eternal life
Is through love
St. John 13:34
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

I John 4:19
“We love him, because he first loved us.”

Son of God

Man struggles
To find out
Who he is

Though who he is
Has manifested
As everything
That exists
So he can see
Who he is
And still
He does not see

So everything
That man has created
Has been in his struggle
To remember
Who he is

When he remembers
He ceases from his work
And rests in it

 

Genesis 2:3
“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Revelation 21:7
“He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

Adversary

Art: Virgin Mary, artist unknown

Every story has a hero or heroine

And an adversary

And the story is written

Within a time and a place

 

And the story line is such that

Said hero or heroine

Must overcome the adversary

To save the world

 

Or maybe the story is such that

The hero must overcome

The adversary

To save the heroine

 

The Bible is such a story

The hero is Jesus Christ

And he came to save the world

To set us free from sin

The adversary

 

David slew Goliath with a stone

Daniel survived the lion’s den

And Christ overcame the world

 

We are either the hero

Or the adversary

 

If Christ is with us

Who can be against us

 

I John 4:5

“…because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

 

The Mind

Art: Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Bapttista Tiepolo

When the spirit

Puts her foot

On the head

Of the serpent

Game over

 

The mind is

A worthy adversary

A worthy opponent

But no match

For the spirit

 

Spirit trumps mind

She created the mind

 

Overcome the mind

Do not see it

As an obstacle

But as a stepping stone