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Effective Weapons

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”

― Mark Twain

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Starman Come Down Off Your Cloud

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Starman, come down off your cloud
and show this world it’s been found.
Turn those eyes from the sky
and rewind all those lies.
Take our hand.
Lead us home.
You are never alone.
Starman, come down off your cloud
and tell the world you are proud.

Clearly some David Bowie and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure influence in this one but as I was about to post this today I was listening to a podcast called “Steve Harper: Holy Love: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality.” The words above were instantly born of that conversation and seemed to fit just right. Lots of hate and fear out there right now. Lots of people afraid. Lots of anger. Also a lot of new understanding. We don’t live in a black and white world. Every day is another chance to change your mind about how to love.

The podcast is right here if you have an interest: http://tamedcynic.org/category/podcasts/

God For Us

** Listen to this as you read these words. Music moves.

“We wait in vain at the foot of the Cross for a word of vengeance, reprisal. Yet he responds with forgiveness. Oh the tenderness of our Great High Priest. Jesus says, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Simply put, we must be able to accept forgiveness.

We are sometimes superficially religious, self-concerned, callous, violence loving, cowardly when it comes to speaking out truth in love.

At the Cross, Jesus is saying “World I believe in you. You belong to the Father.” God for us. This is the greatest message of all.”

– Jeff Blake, The Seven Last Words of Christ