Moral Justice: a Vision of God’s Kingdom

Victory?

Victory?

Professional Sports   The endless carnival of those sports constitutes a dramatic affirmation of power, wealth and virility in which victory is accomplished by many abusive exploitations, all in pursuit of winning and being top of the heap of the money game....

Human Being!

Human Being!

Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain. Sa'adi Shirazi (d. c.1291/1292), On the wall...

War Wounded

War Wounded

Across our planet earth there bleed the wounds of war, with livelihoods destroyed and cherished homes no  more; the people flee, abused and scarred and travelling far, poor refugees.   Across our planet earth the wounds of war go deep with generations taught...

His choice and mine: Justice and mercy

His choice and mine: Justice and mercy

Do not face us, O living God, with the future of a world without justice or a future without mercy; in your mercy, establish justice, and, in your justice, remember your overflowing mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen   Michael Vasey (1946-98).    ...

The writing on the  wall

The writing on the wall

Silence like a cancer grows And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made. And the sign flashed out its warning, In the words that it was forming, And the signs said, ‘The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls, And...

The just man does ‘what in God’s eyes he is’

The just man does ‘what in God’s eyes he is’

I say more: the just man justices; Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God’s eyes what in God’s eye he is- Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the features of men’s...

Too close to the shore?

Too close to the shore?

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves,        when our dreams have come true,                     because we have dreamed too little,                when we have arrived safely,                    because we sailed too close to the shore....

Ring in the Christ

Ring in the Christ

Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand. Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.   Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), In Memoriam,

Christ, lovely in eyes not his

Christ, lovely in eyes not his

I act therefore I am. I say more: the just man justices; Keeps grace, that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is – Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the...

Waste of man, waste of God

Waste of man, waste of God

Waste of muscle, waste of brain, Waste of patience, waste of pain, Waste of manhood, waste of health, Waste of beauty, waste of wealth, Waste of blood, and waste of tears, Waste of youth’s most precious years, Waste of glory, waste of God,- War!   G.A. Studdert...