Is rushed Half baked Performative And full of pretence It harbours bitterness Allows abuse to continue And pays lip service to one of God’s greatest gifts. It’s true that forgiveness is vital But it’s counterfeit is deeply detrimental. We do not forgive for the sake of appearances of peace Nor for a higher moral ground. […]Read more "Fake forgiveness"
No matter how gently you treadOr how far you goTo show your good intent.In an attempt to not step on anybody’s toesYou can end up quitting walking altogether.Good intentions count for somethingAnd so before you abandonA worthwhile causeIn the face or opposition,Remember that resistanceIs a by product ofForward motion Keep going.Read more "Offence is always on offer"
And maybe its okayTo expect this.To not be offendedWhen they mispronounce your nameOr assume you like mayonnaiseAnd that its really notThe end of the worldIf they don’t like you.People will misundertand youBecause they don’t live in your worldThey have not tasted your painDrank of your joyNor heard your doubts constantly whirringIn the background.So what to […]Read more "People are going to misunderstand you"
It starts off like a niggleIn the back of your throat;A common slightAn unsurprising snubA minor bruise to the ego.No biggie.But when you stay outsideFor long enoughIn the cold winds of gossipAnd cynicismAnd low expectations of lifeIt will not be surprisingIf that scratch in your throatDevelops into somethingPersistent and uglyAnd infectious.We are not often braveNot […]Read more "Victimhood is Infectious"
How long does it take to catch feelings? To get offended? To be overwhelmed by emotion? The trek up Kilimanjaro Takes about a week Of committed hiking To reach the summit, But a mountain’s worth of offence Can form out of thin air In four minutes or less And may take decades to overcome. There’s […]Read more "Four Minutes"
And wholeness is not a luxuryFor those that have never been hurt.Building a theater to showcase your woundsMay earn you a moral high groundBut that is not a stage you canStand on for long.Because soon enough,The sores you insistOn leaving openWill help you descendTo the same depthsAs your offenders.Victimhood makes for a flimsy identity,No matter […]Read more "Healing is a Choice"