31 May 2016

Who is the enemy?

How do we make America greater?
"E Pluribus Unum...Out of Many, One."
Or rather, "All for One and One for All."
Who is so weak that I am not weak?
Who is that strong that I am not strong?
Who is so poor that I am not also poor?
Who is that rich that I too, am not rich?
Who is so sick that I am not sick?
And who is in health that I'm not healthy?
Who is happy that I am not happy, and
Who is so sad that I grieve not with them?
No, this isn't Socialism my friends. It is the
Divine Milieu of Christian, Muslim, and Jew.
Who is the enemy? Fear, Hatred, and Contagion.


21 May 2016

Hum with the Hummers

The songs of birds make me happy.
I wonder what they are singing about.
I think I know but I'm not entirely sure.
They must be singing for the Creator.
I want to sing but don't know the song.
Maybe I should just be still and listen.  
Please Lord, send your Holy Spirit,
To teach me to sing like the birds,
Or at least hum with the hummers.
Ad Mejorem Dei Gloriam;
For the Greater Glory of God.


12 May 2016

Crying and Empty Handed

We come into the world with tiny fists as if to say "I want it all."
After a life of groping we leave this world with our palms open,
As if to say, "Look, I came with nothing and I take nothing with me."
On this side of death, those with the biggest fists get the most.
On the other side of death, my friend, I'm afraid it's a different story.
Your life is a small bit of time, with an eternity in front and behind.
We don't really live here. We are only passing through the "now."
Tonight, when you look up at the brilliant stars over your head,
Imagine that in Heaven the stars will be beneath your feet.
Can I explain to myself how I came to be in this mad world?
I will leave the same way that I entered, crying and empty handed.
I close my eyes and surrender myself to Almighty God, in the hope
That when my eyes are finally opened, I'll find myself in Heaven.


02 May 2016

You will already know

The spiritual quest plunges us into the depth of all being.
It is better to free your mind of all those negative words like
Can't, won't, didn't, impossible, sad, angry, stupid, and stinky.
Open your big mouth and let them all fly away forever.
Forget nonsensical words like mine and yours, us and them,
Race and religion, man and woman (or significantly other) and
Child and adult, youngster and oldster, smart or not smart.
As a Spirit you won't have to ask, "What am I doing here?"
You will already know.

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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.