Thursday, November 20, 2014

We Are All Caprinae.

Naked Thoughts on :

What can I add to one of Jesus' most resonating sermon's, The Sheep and The Goats? We all should know (and reflect) the message - the Sheep accidently served God by treating people with love, while the Goats did the opposite. I can not add to such a simple and direct arrow.

But even so, I can not stop thinking about Sheep. My father used to raise sheep, and I oft watched their foibles. Was Jesus thinking about Ezekiel when he preached on sheep?

"I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted all the weak animals with your horns..." (34:20-21)

We Sheep often pray to overcome the trials of leanness and be fattened. Ezekiel is warning us of the dangers of becoming too fat. Is Jesus, as is his habit, expanding Law by including the sin of neglect?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Psalmic Poetry - Ode to Joy.

The Joyous 100th:

Make a racket Creation!
Create noise full of Joy.
Worship filled with Joy.
Sing Him your own Song -
Sing freely 'fore your Lord.

Know Him as your Lord!
He made us - His Creation.
All creatures are the Lord's.
We are all each one His -
Sheep in His green Pastures.

Enter through His Doorway!
Enter with hearts full of Joy.
Enter into His open Home.
Enter into the light of Joy -
Into our bright new Kingdom.

The Lord is pure Goodness!
The Lord is pure Love.
The Lord is pure Faith.
The Lord is pure Eternity -
In Him lies our deepest Joy.

(The Naked Alien's vision of Psalm 100)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Psalmic Poetry – the Bashful 123rd.

I look to You and see Your Throne.

Like a servant, I keep my gaze low;

I look shyly upon Your great hand.


     We look to Him hoping for mercy.

     Show us Your mercy mighty Lord-

     Have mercy on us Source of Hope.


     We’ve known too much hatred!

     The rich and powerful mock us-

     They spit on us and stomp on us!


(As heard by Tiwago)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Healing the Symptoms and Not the Disease.

A summary of the Book of Judges:

  1. The Followers of God did evil.
  2. The Followers of God were attacked by a Tool of God.
  3. The Followers of God remembered God in their desperation and called for help.
  4. God raised up a Judge – a Warrior Prophet.
  5. The Followers of God were saved.
  6. The Followers of God prospered and became comfortable.
  7. The Followers of God did evil…

Friday, November 7, 2014

Naked Thoughts on Matthew 25:1-13.

The wise keep spare batteries on hand. The foolish do not. The fools ask the wise to share, but the wise do not – the fools are left in darkness.

Jesus, I do not understand. Aren’t we called to share with those in need without judgment? Am I to refrain from giving someone alms just because I think they will use it on booze? Are we not to share our light in a dark world? Jesus, I do not understand…