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Three Religious Poems

The Will (Haiku) (See note three on Christ's selection of apostles) No one learns by sense They learn by the will, desires One's self-interests...
#3933 (5-23-2013) Dlsiluk Note 1: point of fact:most people make mistakes in doing another persons balance sheet, more often than on their own.
Note 2: Put a stupid man in danger, he'll become smart like a fox to find a way out (the will is working with self-interest).
3: When Christ chose his apostles, he chooses them well, he looked at their character, and a person's character resides inside his will, not his intellect.
The New World Fashion of Liberty (Nihilism) Julius Caesar had this belief, Nihilism! Much like today's new utopia of banality...
That being: moral principles were trivialities- And here we are again, boiling hot water In a water-pot, where the lid no longer fits! Evil has found a new fashion-it rises like A bullfrog from out of the swamps of the world As we all gratefully go to bed...
And in the middle of the night-like a gigolo Might caress a lover, the Hordes of Hell In ecstasy, spread its new world values.
And one asks, to another: why people Do such things: menace, tricks, and deceive? It is like asking why do scorpions sting! Because that is what they do, when there is No belief in God, ethics, limits, or discipline! (part of the new fashionable nihilism, and utopia of banality) (seeking only the sense of wellbeing))...
#4017 (6-23-2013) Galilean Poem: 4011 Sweating Blood (The Agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane) Eyes focused on the middle distance, as if in deep thinking Yet his mind set- (sweating blood, liken to great rain drops falling onto the ground) Had one searched his face this is what they would have found Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane- (James and John and Peter, nearby, waiting, looking on...
three times falling to sleep!...
for sorrow) There was finality, a determination in his expression As one set on completing a task (although sad with anguish, and asking his father at the same time, if indeed he could let this agony pass...
yet, 'thine will be done') (thus, appeared an angel from heaven, strengthened him) It would seem the three nearby, who now were resting, Knew not the full burden, The decision that was hanging over his head- That would affect every bit as much as him, Every Human being alive, and yet to be born...
I can only imagine this, but it must be imagined, by someone! Note: Reference to Mark 14:32 & Mt.
26:36 & Luke 22:39/ #4032 (Poem: 424 "Galilean") 7-13-2013/ Note: In writing this poem (I must write it in a humanistic comparison), being an old soldier myself and one who likes history I was thinking of those ancient Greek Soldiers:Xenophon in particular, 430 B.
C.
who fought in the army of Cyrus the Younger, who after Cyrus' death, led the Greeks to the Black Sea.
In similar manner I see John the Baptist doing Christ's work until Christ came-and as we all know, like Cyrus, had to die so did John the Baptist; Christ being, always being God's Commanding General or better yet, Commander and Chief:to lead mankind into Salvation.
Hence, surely Xenophon had great decisions to make, likewise as Christ did in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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