echoes of fire

This is my song — with the wee sparrows Persecuting their parents across the car-trodden streets, With the young starlings, coarse And learning to fly in a crow-infested universe; A song made with pink chestnut flowers in southerly wind, Heaping up on street-corners; And an occasional rustle of a brown oak-leaf pinned up by bright […]

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the delusion of idolatry

does christianity deny the fullness of life before death? is it really more about life after death, or the future, than it is about here and now, and the things we do and choose? i really do not know. if one reads the media perspective, the published reflections of those that have lost their illusions about […]

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good friday 2015

for those who wonder – i live because Christ does. there is no other way, no alternative, however crazy this sound. every good friday, for the past 20 years or so, i think of Christ’s death. of the narratives that are read and repeated endlessly for at least 15 hundred years. whom he met. who […]

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give god a place

the purpose of advent is to prepare for christmas. the purpose of christmas is… what is the purpose of christmas? one answer, rather unpopular, would be: to remember that god came into the history as Jesus, and did all those great things. another answer, slightly more popular, would go thus: christmas is the time for […]

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eighteen – the unexpected

for a moment think – there is this scene slightly after the birth of jesus. and you are there. as one of those personages who do not get named in the scriptures. like an animal, or a person in the street. would you see just a baby and loads of commotion? or maybe just the […]

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the logic of love

(offtopic) chaffinch starts his song at 06:43 in the morning. ——————————————————————————– i chose Christ, not because i feared to die, but rather because He did not; i walk with Him not because of religion, but of companionship, call it love. i do not know who loved whom first – i in my finite predisposition, or He […]

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totally un-academically

and then i suddenly realised that i have seen the place in my dreams. the czestochowa basilica. sometime i will try to write it up – for now let it be enough to remember i have seen it in my dreams. and what i think now is – i want to rest at the feet […]

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for the two past days, i was translating a conference with/for people with ALS/MND. i admire the ones choose to fight on. i do. they have achieved much. they have moved mountains. they have been real vikings. even if i would never choose to fight on myself in a similar situation. if i had a […]

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so far

my room looks bare without timothy the cat. nobody attacks me unexpectedly. nobody is discovered sleeping on the printer. nobody catches moths. and it is so quiet now. creepy. timothy the cat has found a great place at my parents’ and is enjoying his situation and station immensely. he even is kind to my mother […]

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when reading the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman, this is what comes to mind: in all societies there are places, and times where people from different cultures meet and have to share the space and time. such places and times can become a point of departure for many things. Jesus meets a woman […]

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not inspiring

this is a very … interesting time for this me. interesting as in the proverbial curse attributed to the chinese. interesting because of its duality, even triplicity. at some point, many years ago, i became one. me. with all the experience, and old traumæ, and half-healed wounds, and the awareness of god, and my own […]

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ash wednesday

Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. (Joel 2:12-13) when i […]

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the mountaintop experience

almost sermon layout for the following places first, the ascent. then, the waiting. then, the vision. after that, the meeting. then, the rules. then, the descent. then, the treason. after that, the adherence to the rules. then, the plodding on.

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a letter

dear god, i am only a poet in a world of too many words. thank you for listening to my silences. faithfully yours, me Posted by Wordmobi

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what i believe* in

new york (i mustn’t stop believing in it or else it will cease to exist) that little invisible virii (viruses) are the cause of the common cold that there are true kiwis that there is a huge sock-eater somewhere in my room (invisibly present) that vegetables talk that my half-empty mug is also half-full that […]

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english is my religion

in the beginning, there was a language, and a kid. the language was centuries older than the kid. then the language was grafted onto the kid, and the language grew into a world. but the kid loved mathematics, and regarded the language only as a useful tool. as i look back at my school years […]

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creative blasphemy

“you are so creative,” she said. “but i am not,” i said. “that is blasphemy,” she said. “i don’t know about that,” i said, “i just think that creativity is something else.” and so, i thought, what is creativity? and what is the gift i have, and how shall i call it? thus today i […]

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