Haiku Start: The Just Shall Gaze

From the Book of John,

The Just shall stand upright, yea,

But what, who is just?

Indeed who determines what is just, who behaves justly? The sixty-four dollar question, for sure.

Who is just, and when is just action called for? Always, the easy answer; hard to come by sometimes, most times.

When you’re stuck in the dark, in a bind, in a struggle so deep, it’s hard to be just, a struggle to be.

And yet He says, to this we are called, each of us. It’s not should we be, but how can we be, just?

Francis said recently, something that might guide us:

“Prayer liberates us from our instinct toward violence. It is a gaze directed toward God, so that He might take care of the human heart.”

Prayer leads the way, to choose just action, just action each day.

Amen, AMEN.


Haiku Start: He Loves You

Amen amen, He loves you,

Because you have loved me,

Love begets more, amen.

This choppy phrasing, a glimpse into reflection on A passage from the Book of John, 16 by chapter: “…For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me…”

In the most fundamental way I think this says, if you love others in the way He taught us, then too it follows that we are living God’s love.

I guess it’s all about that, it’s all about love. I recall a license plate frame on a car I’d see at church frequently. It read “God is Love.”

Yes, I think that’s true. That’s why He came. YES.