A little poem I wrote for Easter. 🙂
The world is a dark place
People gave it a marred face
And though in it I have no part
It still shatters my glass heart
I stopped reading the news
Full of all its tainted views
All around me is disaster
Faces have turned to plaster
People have all lost hope
In the lack of light they grope
Grasping onto slivers of joy
But it’s all an evil ploy
Our savior we murdered
See you not why I’m burdened?
And because in it I have part
It has shattered my glass heart
Of course it’s moody. What did you expect from me? XP
Nature has it’s beauty
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a part of the organization Changing Lives Ministry (CLM). On the 23st, I’ll be giving a talk about the verse 1 Corinthians 1:20. As a part of preparing for that talk, I decided to write a post on it here and just get all my thoughts out. That way I’ll be able to pick and choose things from here to put in my message, and hopefully output a more well-rounded and detailed analysis and discussion on what it means to deal with worldly influences. So here we go. Enjoy. 🙂
This is what I wrote for the second journal assignment of my Creative Writing class.
Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.”
The metaphor “You are the light of the world” strikes me like a hammer. Most of the light that we experience comes form a source, that source being the sun. In a way, we could be compared to the light rays from the sun. God is the sun, and we are his beams of light that he sends out to pierce the darkest corners, bringing light to those who live in darkness. This is an important duty, and can be very difficult at times. But just like light finds its way into the most unlikely of places, so should we. Squeezing ourselves into the smallest corner, reflecting of the dullest surface, so that every square centimeter is lit, that should be our goal. In this way, we can then be the “light of the world” in its truest sense.
Disce Ferenda Pati – Learn to endure what must be borne