6 entries categorized "Poetic meditations"

I am somebody when I have learned to listen

To be somebody is to listen carefully,

to other people, to their worries and views.

To be somebody is to listen lovingly,

to a little child and a shabby street singer.

To be somebody is to listen wondering,

to the singing bird and the voice of thunder.

To be somebody is to listen intently,

to the sound of nature and the voice of God.

To be somebody is to listen with your eyes,

to see what the Eternal one is saying now.

The creative word

In the beginning was the creative Word.

The creative Word was with God

And the Word was God.

The Word proceeding from God

Is the only Son of God.

He was in the beginning with God,

Everything was created through him.

Nothing, not one thing, came into being without him,

He spoke, and it was done.

He commanded, and it stood fast.

The world appeared at his word.

By faith we understand that the whole universe

Is created by the word of God.

By faith we understand that the visible things

Came into existence by the spoken word of God.

By faith we are beginning to grasp something

Of the power of the spoken word.[1]

[1]  John 1:1-3; Psalm 33:9; Hebrew 11:3

From weakness to strength

The Word and the Spirit take me from weakness to strength

Through the mystery of the strong faith;

When I am weak, then I am strong!

Because the power of God comes to prominence and works best

When I see how helpless I am on my own.

Separated from Christ I can do nothing!

Separated from Christ I am lost!

But, Hallelujah; Christ came to me,

Christ found me and called me to himself.

Now nothing can separate me from God’s love.

2 Corinthians 12:9-12; John 15:4-5; Romans 8:35-39

Let thousands flowers blossom!

Let thousand flowers blossom!
Let tens of thousand different plants flourish!
Let hundreds of thousand seeds sprout, and grow to become a vast forest!
Let the followers of Christ become numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Let the disciples of Christ fill the earth as the stars fill the winter-sky.
Let the believers excel in expressing love in practical and down to earth deeds.
Let the covenant community explode with creativity!
Let the church of Christ come to fullness!