Monday, February 04, 2008


for most Americans
injustice is just a fly buzzing
easily swatted by changing
the channel
the location
the station
the subject
but on 911 he flew up our noses
and this weekend he came back
buzzing around in there
and driving us crazy
thank You for the disturbance
the awakening
and for not letting him fly in our ears
so we can hear You
whispering what we should do next . . .
as for me
all I have to offer is words
help me chase new ways to use them
to give life
plant some fruit trees
fight for justice
and bring heaven and earth together
because You've called us to so much more
than lying around
like a bunch of flyswatters

“And the key theme, which points on from the great poetry of the Old Testament to the astonished delight of the New, is the renewal of the entire cosmos, of heaven and earth together." NT Wright, Simply Christian

"We are God's plan for justice, and there doesn't appear to be a back up plan." Rob Wegner, "Justice For All" sermon Feb. 2-3, 2008

"Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose." Proverbs 18:21 (Msg)

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