My Belief

Written in 2010
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In years that have passed and gone
I let go of religion
Islam did not make sense
nor Buddhism or Hinduism…
I thought:
“Temples and mosques are alike
full of dogma and stupidity…
In all their pride and prejudice
they are betting on eternity…
so sure of their illusions,
so confident to comprehend,
what is beyond,
their ability!”
I yelled:
“They turned God to an angry spirit,
a colonial, bloodthirsty, volatile entity…
a terrorist who frightens peace,
women’s serial killer,
a violent personality,
a feeling of guilt within us,
stress, a loud siren of atrocity!”
I moaned:
“Living life is hard enough

why looking for the impossibility?!…”

 

Now that I am covered by Grace,

I believe in my saviour Jesus,
in Christ’s Spirituality,
I trust in the Spirit’s Biblical rule
of forgiveness and love,
of peace and serenity…
I am able to hear life’s silent messages,
able to see what is beyond our insanity …

When the wind blows at me
and changes my direction
I struggle, push back and shuffle
filled with objection…
I want to choose…
I hate to lose
Winning is my addiction…
When, finally, I get my way,
I’m over the attraction,
I come to see
that my gain was a loss,
my built was destruction.
This does not mean
we need to stop to feel keen…
In total honesty,
trying in itself is OK,
it’s part of our responsibility…
But trying too hard,
I think,
is a waste of energy.
For there is in us the Loving Power,
He who knows it all,
and sees it all,
life’s sweet and soar.
He surely can,
intelligently,
see
what is meant to be
for you and me…

I don’t need to know
everything
there is to know
All that I need to do is listen
to the whispering sound of His wisdom…
And to stop wanting too much
And to stop trying too hard,
stupidly,
to obtain what is bad for you and me…
 First published in 2011

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