I know that you never loved me

I know that you never loved me

You never knew how to love

Truly

How could you give

What never been yours

 

Just and unconcious mind

And a sometimes shining heart

That’s what we were

To each other

 

We took more than we gave

Because we needed to

Survive

Since we never knew how to live

Just to be images

Of a shattered vision

 

Surrogates to our true selves

Which we were hiding

That’s what we were

Expected images

Of the life around

 

I know that you never loved me

You never knew how to love

Truly

I’m just praying these days

For you to recognize

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Eating with sinners

When Jesus was at dinner in his house, a number of tax collectors and sinners
were also sitting at the table with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many of
them among his followers. When the scribes of the Pharisee party saw him eating
with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with
tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard this he said to them, “It is not the
healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. I did not come to call the virtuous,
but sinners.”

  
Mark 2:15-17

Parable of the seed growing by itself

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.”

Mark 4:26-29

Children of God

Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received
is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of
sons, and it makes us cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit himself and our spirit
bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we
are heirs as well: heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings
so as to share his glory.

        
Romans 8:14-17

Faith guarantees salvation

So far then we have seen that, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by faith we are
judged righteous and at peace With God, since it is by faith and through
Jesus that we have entered this state of grace in which we can boast about
looking forward to God’s glory. But that is not all we can boast about; we can
boast about our sufferings. These sufferings bring patience, as we know, and
patience brings perseverance, and perseverance brings hope, and this hope is
not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the
Holy Spirit which has been given us. We were still helpless when at his appointed
moment Christ died for sinful men. It is not easy to die even for a good man –
though of course for someone really worthy, a man might be prepared to die –
but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still
sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he would now fail
to save us from God’s anger? When we were reconciled to God by the death of
his Son, we were still enemies; now that we have been reconciled, surely we may
count on being saved by the life of his Son? Not merely because we have been
reconciled but because we are filled with joyful trust in God, through our Lord
Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.

       
Romans 5:1-11

Against evil counselors

Woe to those who hide from Yahweh
to conceal their plans,
who scheme in the dark
and say, “Who can see us? Who can recognize us?”
What perversity this is !
Is the potter no better than the clay?
Can something that was made say of its maker,
“He did not make me?”
Or a pot say of the potter,
“He is a fool?”
In a short time, a very short time,
shall not Lebanon become fertile land
and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day,
will hear the words of a book
and, after shadow and darkness,
the eyes of the blind will see.
But the Jowly will rejoice in Yahweh even more
and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;
for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,
and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:
those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator
and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.
Therefore Yahweh speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer:
No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale,
for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Erring spirits will Jearn wisdom
and murmurers accept instruction.

  
Isaiah 29:15-24

Happy indeed the man whom God corrects!

Happy indeed the man whom God corrects!
Then do not refuse this lesson from Shaddai.
For he who wounds is he who soothes the sore,
and the hand that hurts is the hand that heals.
Six times he will deliver you from sorrow,
and the seventh, evil shall not touch you.
In time of famine, he will save you from death,
and in wartime from the stroke of the sword.
You shall be safe from the lash of the tongue,
and see the approach of the brigand without fear.
You shall laugh at drought and frost,
and have no fear of the beasts of the earth.
You shall have a pact with the stones of the field,
and live in amity with wild beasts.
You shall find your tent secure,
and your sheepfold untouched when you come.
You shall see your descendants multiply,
your offspring grow like the grass in the fields.
In ripe age you shall go to the grave,
like a wheat sheaf stacked in due season.
All this, we have observed: it is true.
Heed it, and do so to your profit.

 

Job 5:17-27

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