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>> Formula

The logic was faultless;
But the equation, in its
Faultless, watertight being
Had no place in human hearts.
Still, He defies logic,
And the mystery and the silence that mystifies
Are what drew us to Him once, and
What will keep us seeking when
The equation has balanced itself
Out of existence,
Leaving no remainder.

 
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Posted by on 15/12/2013 in God, Other

 

>> ICHABOD

The light in their eyes
has changed, and there are now
no refracted colours,
just shattered
pieces, in its place.
True, those shards
when gathered,
may yet assemble
into a shape first seen
in better days. But now
with a fatal
flaw at its heart.

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2013 in God, Other

 

>> THE TREE

The tree was a revelation;
Less striking than we had expected,
True, but silhouetted against
A blood-red sky it spoke

A better word into the darkness.
Some heard the voice, and fell, weeping
To their knees. They gathered
Together as one around the tree

And their lament rose up
From the cold ground.
Can a people so intimately
Bound up in this business of dying

Bring life to a world that stands agape
At all they have seen here?
Time will tell –
But not until we once again

Gather in this place
In the first of many days
That are soon to come.
Another day, another tree;

One can only hope that those
First watchers saw the new
World stretching ahead of them
In the dark path they would tread

On their way home.

 
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Posted by on 26/09/2013 in God, Other

 

>> DO NOT RUN

Do not run to all that
Appears to be glorious;
Pause, for there is a tenor
To true glory that cannot
Be heard whilst in motion.
Not that glory is found solely in
Contemplation, anything but.
Beware, nonetheless, the shallowness
Of those streams whose surfaces glint
With reflected light but where,
Beneath the surface, nothing dwells.

 
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Posted by on 07/09/2013 in God, Other

 

>> CONTEMPLATION

Not for us, this beginning community of readers,
Revelation. That comes
More gradually, in the
Quiet consideration of the
Eternal Word, spoken
Long ago and still being
Spoken today, even if not knowingly. Our words
Reach into the stillness
That is not silence, searching
For that which existed
Before commentary.

 
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Posted by on 31/08/2013 in God, Other

 

>> COLOSSIANS 1 (2)

Once, we were alienated, were people on the outside – confused at the way this all worked and the nature of His leading. Like with many things that are alien, we reacted in hostility and fear, wondering at the ways that He called His followers to; these fishermen who followed a rabbi from the shore with no apparent reason, those disciples who claimed that He was risen and went to their deaths proclaiming that. We looked from the outside; some of us rejecting outright, others scared to get close enough in case we got burned. Others inched closer with an ill-disguised curiosity, a nervous excitement stirring in them. Weighing up the pros and cons, we wondered if it was worth it, as if we knew what it was that being offered.

Reconciliation does not look like we may have expected it to, but how could it be any other way as a follower of Him? We sense His leading, His glorious whisper, and in following we are more alive to this world and increasingly mystified by the things it prizes. Yet, when we have stepped out into the unknown, it is easy to look back and wonder at the stability we have left behind. There will be times when it seems that we have made the wrong choice – surely He would not have led us to these times of uncertainty and doubt. We may turn back, back to that which we know, and who could blame us?

Still, it is in following, and in continuing to follow, that we will find our hope. That is how we began, no matter the manner or setting in which we met Him – we heard His voice, and we chose to go with Him. We are called Christians, followers of Christ, but what then is a follower of Christ who chooses not to follow?

 
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Posted by on 23/08/2013 in God, Other

 

>> WAKE UP

This is pretty great… I’ve been searching for some new, off-the-beaten-track worship lately and I’m liking the alt-country stylings these guys bring to the genre.

 
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Posted by on 20/08/2013 in God, Music, Other