The God You Meet
The God you seek is within every face you meet.
You have been taught to think otherwise.
My God, Your God, My God, Your God
Until you understood, for your have been taught well,
Exactly who was on Your side and who
Quite frankly, would go to Hell.
They say with sincerity that the Devil,
if you are so to believe, works in dangerous ways.
Missing the irony of what they speak.
For clearly they are relating the Devil’s number one play-
Causing one to hate God so clearly
set upon another’s face.
I wrote this poem and did this image because I am tired of sometimes operating from my most base emotions. Blind hate as I describe in the poem is one such example of a gut reaction by the lowest self. I am spiritual, but not religious. I do not serve my judgments of “right” and “wrong” in the arena of religion. However, we all contain everything within us and I am guilty of a “me” vs. “them” mentality in many areas of my life- the “Devil” at work.
A “Me” vs. “Them” mentality, even when it is supposedly justified by the “word of God”, is one of the basest places from which to engage in life.
All things, if we allowed them ( and our history has shown we have allowed a many number of things this luxury) can serve to divide and in turn, justify the most base actions.
What peace and harmony may be brought by such actions? I can not say I honestly desire such things, yet choose that which will garner neither.
You can not choose base emotions and expect love, peace, and joy to follow. Believe me, I have tried. Oh, Lord, I have tried.
There is a place for strong, gut reactions in life, and there is a place to take the higher road. May I continue to grow wise and learn to tell the difference.
The art piece speaks to this. I like the woman-figure rising up from the circle/rose. She is parting the waves of chaos into a new way of being. I admire her.