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Sunday, August 30, 2015

the blind can't see

it would be ridiculous to get angry
at someone who was physically blind
for tripping over something they couldn't see
and falling on their face.

that's fairly easy to recognize.

it's not that difficult to not judge harshly,
to even feel a heart-wrenching empathy
for this blind person
for their blunder.

but it's also just as ridiculous to get angry
at someone who is spiritually blind
for tripping over something they couldn't see
and falling on their face.  

this one is harder to SEE though.
it's easier to judge in this scenario,
because the blindness is not as obvious
though just as real
and in reality more serious.

We don't have to be humble to be cognizant of one's ineptitude to change a physically blind man's eyes into eyes that can see.  It is simply out of the scope of our power; a conclusion logical in even the prideful. 

It does take humility to recognize this is true on the spiritual plane too.  We can't give a blind man sight, we can't make them see, we can't show them what they're missing.. but Yah can open the eyes of the blind.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

hard words, life, death, birthdays and blessings

in the flesh
i am one year older
and yet unconvinced i should be here at all.
i am not suicidal, that isn't even the point.
i will never kill myself. 
i don't want to die in that sense,
despite wondering occasionally how it might be nice to.
we all are given a chance to fulfill a purpose
and maybe we do so anyway
in even the ugliest pathetic kinds of ways,
like a dud firework first lit for it's potential.
then discarded.
somehow more than nothing we may wonder.
but i think about what solomon said
about the unborn
and how they might be the most blessed,
blessed more than the existing souls,
blessed more than the dead.
but people twist words,
and i may be twisting his.
through misunderstanding limited by language,
translations, wrong interpretations.
hard words.