Sunday, September 22, 2013

Haiku Perspective on Today's Scriptures

Haiku Perspective for 18 Pentecost

(Sept. 21, 2013)

Not anxious versus
giving up things of the earth:
Proper perspective

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

God cares profoundly
Tears prove God will not give up
No tears means no hope*

Psalm 79:1-9

Compost Heap
In despair we cry
God's compassion works on us,
Turns garbage to food
Our cry to God
Us: Wipe out heathens!
God: Why do they not know me?
Us: It's our neglect!
Deliver & Forgive
We shovel garbage
for compost that can nourish
God's garden we work

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Our prayers are mighty
to transform bad into good
As Jesus does us

Luke 16:1-13

Series of Gospel Haikus

Why commend the cheat?

He's a thief, yet serves to show

Devotion's virtue

Manager honest

with self; creates back-up plan

shrewd in his own world

What does this teach us?

Know your own virtues, vices

Commit how to live

* No hope/no tears inspired by Thomas G. Long's G. What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith. P. 147, where he quotes Jean Vanier's experience of a visit to the children’s ward of a psychiatric hospital, quoting from Vanier’s Becoming Human. Toronto: House of Anansi Press. 1998. P. 9.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Poemas en estilo de haiku

Los aves cantan;

se alegran viendo

luz matutina

Al Señor
Los aves cantan: 
¡ Alegría al Dios !
graciaosos son