God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Are You the One?

20When the men had come to him, they said, ‘John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 21Jesus had just then cured many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and had given sight to many who were blind. 22And he answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them. 23And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.’Luke 7:20-23
the blind see
the lame walk
the leper cleansed
the deaf hear
the dead raised

are you the one
this question is thrown at Jesus by John
John who baptized Jesus
John who spoke of repentance and the winnowing
John wants to know

are you the one
Jesus just
cured many with diseases
cured many with plagues
cured many with evil spirits
made the blind see

are you the one
the blind see
the lame walk
the leper cleansed
the deaf hear
the dead raised

are you the one
you are the one I want to follow
you are the one I want to learn from
you are the one who shares with me glimpses of God
you are the one who teaches me how to live and love
you are the one who acts with compassion
you are the one who gives sight, allows mobility, washes clean, opens ears, brings life
you are the one

if you are the one
and
the blind see
the lame walk
the leper cleansed
the deaf hear
the dead raised
the good news is shared with the poor
if you are the one
why do I still have to worry about the medical bill
why do I still have to worry about what the doctor will say
why do I still have to worry that there isn't a cure, the drug won't work,
if you are the one
why do your followers spend so much time arguing
about who shouldn't be healed
about who should let the market forces impact them
(always the poor who are subject of market forces)
about who should die without a chance at life
about why we just can't afford it

if you are the one
and
the blind see
the lame walk
the leper cleansed
the deaf hear
the dead raised
the good news is shared with the poor
help us to grab hold of your compassion
help us to believe and to do
help us to fight for the poor
help us to know
you are the one

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