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Power - 11 Apr 2006

This is the poem I mentioned in yesterday’s Blog:

By Mary T. Hoffman

This is the Lord you say?
How can it be?
No pomp,
No arrogance,
No majesty.
With Him,
No haughty rhetoric holds sway.

He’s just a lowly sort
The politicians snort,
The ones who cower
And pay respect
To those with monetary power.
We cannot let this Man
Abolish our tradition.
Do things His way?
Why, that’s out and out sedition!

We must hold on to power,
Have people cringe and cower.
With fear we keep the masses down.
This Jesus must not steal our crown!

Matthew 7:20-23

20. "So then, you will know them by their fruits.

21. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

22. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'

23. "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'

(New American Standard Bible)

"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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