Saturday, April 9, 2011

So according to some Christians, God caused the Japanese earthquake?

What's happened to American Christians?
I've about had it with all religion and politics. Where is there the love of Jesus in any of it?

I'm just back from swimming, but even after a bunch of laps I couldn't out swim the religious and political sludge of this present time...

Like the famous pastor in Minnesota who claims God caused the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of Japanese...

Tell that to the missionaries we support in Japan through Mennonite Mission Network.

What ever happened to the kind of Christians in the U.S. like Youth for Christ (back when I attended, like one night in 1961)? I remember the wonder of the infinite love of God, the God of all compassion and holiness. I remember singing "Everybody Ought to Know Who Jesus Is."

And then there is the horror of abortion on demand, but I've already ranted about that...

And let's not forget all the Americans who are all upset about whether Obama was born in the United States!

Who gives a rip?

I didn't vote for Obama and do oppose most of his policies, but, give me a break. When over 4 million people have been murdered in the Congo, when many are suffering in Japan, when people are being jailed and murdered for their faith in various countries, when there are so many children still in poverty, when so many are lost to substance abuse...

what does it matter where someone was born?

Of course, it is a legal question,
But what if we, instead, all concentrated on loving others and giving the good news of God's love to everyone?

In the Light of God,

Daniel Wilcox

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Imagine There's No Heroin, No Hell Within, But Love Wins

Imagine There's No Heroin, No Hell Within, But Love Wins...
Just finished the powerful but tragic book The History of the Beatles by Bob Spitz and Love Wins by Rob Bell…

Imagine if John could have a second chance to give peace…

Imagine there’s no heroin (in John’s life and so many others)
It’s difficult if you try,
No hell within us
Above us only why
Imagine all of us
Living for this present…

Imagine there’s only one country
It is very hard to do,
One people of humility, compassion, love, and joy,

Living for the true,

No religiosity, no drugs, no adultery or verbal cruelty,
But now John, alone, opening the door to Cynthia when she returns from Greece,
Asking her forgiveness for his infidelities, throwing his arms
Around her in unselfish love;

And saying to his comrades, he’s sorry for how he treated them, the cruel things he's said.

And no
Assassin’s bullet…

Imagine this new life,
This good news for John Lennon, and the other three Beatles, and Brian

Living for humility, compassion, love, peace, and purity--

Not only Heaven above and beyond,
But as Yeshua said,

Heaven within us.

Imagine this for everyone, the whole world, no exceptions…

But imagine this first for yourself

Right now, at this moment—

I choose to.

In the Light,

Daniel Wilcox