Won't You Come in and Stay for a While
Come, let us go down and confuse
Our World requests:
Won’t you come in and stay for a while? Won’t you come down and see our broken lives?
The history of God-human relations, as I have come to both learn of and experience it, is a tumultuous one, with the blame for the friction landing on neither the deitous nor the mortal. Our World challenges each side: humanity’s lost the plot, combining Matthew 6:20 and [Revelation 21] and creating Wal-Mart. (We are like the birds pecking at the roadkill on the streets of heaven; I’ll tell you, that’s fool’s gold.) God, for his part, has admitted to a destructive jealousy, demonstrated a blatant racism, taken empyreal bets at the expense of his creation. A creation she has so hidden from so as to have it itself create competing methods of finding; children that stab and kill each other when they meet in the labyrinth heading different directions towards the same center.
I had more to say but it’s been a day.
: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2021:18-21;&version=31; (The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.)