Thursday, October 20, 2016

–36 What is this action of "arising"?

Heart, never linger in the dead and dark.

Arise and go,
for this is no place to rest,
because of uncleanness that destroys
with a grievous destruction.

having been buried with him in baptism
you were also raised with him
through faith in the powerful working of God

follow that Right Hand Man.

if then you have been raised with Christ,
seek the things that are above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

because You rose, I will arise

dress yourself for work; arise,
say to them everything that I command you.
do not be dismayed by them,
lest I dismay you before them.

shake yourself from the dust and arise;
be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.

three days in the dungeons, and an eternity in the Light.

my beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,
Arise, go out into the valley, and there I will speak with you.”

awake, O Sleeper, 
arise from the dead
and Christ will shine on you.

Heart, never malinger.

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

He has taken your hand, said to you Talitha cumi.

“Little girl, I say to you, arise.”

arise, my soul arise, shake off your guilty fears
He owns me for His child, I can no longer fear

Friday, October 14, 2016

–40 Which mountain to climb, on which hill to die?

again, why die on this hill?

the peak has come into sight and relief. since the first step on this particular ascent, the cast die, there's been no possible return.
I have to model ... ways for them to confront [...] without going all scorched earth. They need to see ... how to speak to ignorance, wield their dignity and push back against individual and systematic efforts to define, limit and exclude them. –– Topher Sanders 
i have to be willing. to model. to go first.

will i provide all that i can toward that for which i long and pray?

i have to bear witness.

who will speak for the unspoken for, the silenced? hineni.

remember whom you were following, and what mountain he ascended.
hedge up my way dear Lord.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Midnight in Montreal

do not dress in those rags for me, I know you are not poor;
don't love me quite so fiercely now when you know you are not sure,
it is your turn, beloved, it is your flesh that I wear

Saturday, October 1, 2016

cairns and inukshuks are prayers

jenga and Babel are foreplayers