To my readers: Here’s a mid-week bonus between our usual essays. If you’d like to hear the back-story for this poem, or share your own experience pertaining to its content, leave a comment. Enjoy!
I am God’s mosquito;
I have nothing to fear.
I may be small in my eyes but
I’m buzzing in His ear.
Before the Throne of Heaven
I may be but a pest,
But day and night I’m praying
I’m giving Him no rest.
In darkness drawn to Divine warmth
And also Divine breath
Am I, and I unyielding shall
Escape the cords of death.
The acts of God past present still
To come are without number
And I shall now — say what you will —
Awake him from His slumber.
In the movie The Matrix, the protagonist Neo goes to see the Oracle who can see into the future, in order to discover whether he is The One. As he enters the room, the Oracle says without turning round, “I’d ask you to sit down, but you’re not going to anyway. And don’t worry about the vase.” Continue reading “Robots”
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:12-13)
The movie Gladiator opens with a division of the Roman army about to go into battle against the Germanic barbarians of Northern Europe. The commander Maximus (played by Russell Crowe), mustering his troops, declares to them, “Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.” Continue reading “The Invasion”