Trouble Forms Us Something’s formed in trouble, Something found no other place. Realizations, revelations, Change comes outside the easy space. Comforts, safety, security are often sought, Too often for our own good. The good of trouble is seldom understood. We lose ourselves in our comforts, Finding mostly idols there. We are numbed … More Trouble Forms Us.
We can not forget for we are changed. We have met the irreducible reality of death, While yet young, impressionable and engaged. We lost innocence, lost dreams, lost youth; forever Changed. Friends now are dearer, Family is dearer, Life is dearer. Time matters more, For we are changed. Why have … More Changed
The Puritans believed through and through, “We” started with them, not perfectly, thoroughly. We have been left with veneer. Many and long are the shadows since them. Veneer stripping is our work today. Stripping away the veneer of good, The veneer of righteousness, The veneer of godliness, We call it tolerance, stripping away … More Veneer Stripping
The Veneer is Gone. The Veneer has rubbed off our culture, Exposed are our hearts, our hate, our self-serving ideologies. Where has compassion gone, where has understanding gone? Gone. When we think we are god’s we judge harshly and hate what we do not understand. We are wrong. We are powerless to … More Veneer-less