The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
so why do we insist on depleting it?
treating it, beating it like a dirty dog –
Adam named everything he saw,
the beasts & critters that crawl,
the plants & trees so tall,
and since those days in Eden,
we’ve furiously assaulted the planet –
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
We are not alone
in the cold, mean world we see
we always have God
Be still and know God’s here.
It’s more stoner rock for Music Friday this week. After writing for a site called Monster Riff for a bit, I’ve been digging a lot of newer rock bands. This week, I’m highlighting a band I’ve been slightly obsessed with for the past few months: OM. It’s a weird name, I know. I believe it’s supposed to be representative of the sound made during chanting meditation, as the band has written plenty of songs with spiritual and mystical themes.
can you picture God?
it’s better you don’t
we call him by a masculine name
but maybe he’s genderless
how awesome is the LORD Most High?
we shower Him with praise
thinking of halcyon days
while preparing for
a new heaven on earth
“From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.” – Pope Francis
Help, LORD, for the godly are no more
& we drown in mud
always wanting more
sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll
but, LORD, do you really care about this?
what’s wrong with a roll in the hay?
what’s wrong with being gay?
nothing at all, i suppose you’d say
Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?
up in cloudy heavens
obscured by bright suns
that brutalize my brethren
i seek peace, O LORD
but pieces of me shatter
into tiny shards
every time the gun shots
blare in this dystopian world