Choose Life


“This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses [that I have warned] you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, so that you and your offspring will live”

~ Deuteronomy 30:19

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

~ Blaise Pascal


~ by Carl Josehrt

While gorging on the
blood and
of their Lord
they point a finger at me
and scream
Christ killer!

All the while
ingesting their savior
like an appetizer
before a meal of hatred

Unsettled by the meal

my stomach churns
pressure building in my chest and gut
Pardon me while I pass god


~by Carl Josehart

Pray as if there is a God
take action as if there is not
strive for heaven’s sake
live for the earth’s sake
and for those who fill the earth

Pray as if your life depends on it
it does
take action as if the world waits and needs it
it does

Pray when there seems nothing else to do
Pray to learn how to take the next step
Pray when in despair to discover there is a next step

Pray for the courage to
Embrace imperfection
in ourselves and others

You may also appreciate Am I Samson? and Do Not Follow Me

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