Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thought Experiment

If Christians were known for taking in the sick and poor "back in the day" What would a congregation look like?  I am not thinking of the actions of the group but their physical state.

Here's why, I was listening to a woman talking about growing up in Kenya and as a child seeing late stage diseases that here would never be allowed to progress. A child with a cleft pallet was the example she used. So my mind fluttered off to the early roman Christians who would be grabbing the babies from the garbage pile, the lepers, the broken bones that didn't get set correctly and thought about these brothers and sisters being "beautiful feet" brining the good news.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some days it just is.

And it's hard to step out on them waves
Hard to walk beyond your vision
Oh Lord, it's hard to be a man of faith 

Well, His eye's on the sparrow
And the lilies of the field I've heard
And He will watch over you and He will watch over me
So we can dress like flowers and eat like birds

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gravity Check

One of my favorite S&G songs and a fine way to save my place.

"Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together"
"I've got some real estate here in my bag"
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And we walked off to look for America

"Kathy," I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I've gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus
Playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said "Be careful his bowtie is really a camera"

"Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat"
"We smoked the last one an hour ago"
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

"Kathy, I'm lost," I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America
All gone to look for America
All gone to look for America