Grace Presbyterian Church April 7, 2019, Lent 5C Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 New Things “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” This challenge to the people of Judah, as delivered by God through the prophet Isaiah, came during their period of exile in Babylon. In…
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“OMG SX FOOD MONEY: THE SANCTIMONIOUS WORLD CALLED TABOO, WHICH MOST HUMANS HOLD DEAR!” a poem April 2, 2019 (Tuesday)
If you wanna “ruffle feathers,” talk-about: s x, food & money;
If you wish to have attention, those are always the “hot topics,” honey!
People start going berserk (for some reason) when you “hit” upon those fields!
Discord, concern and rebellions start! It’s-what-each-of-those-topics-yields,
Because we “serious” humans have to show how “sensitive” we are:
(1) So! To-start-with, we’re incensed, I think, with-MONEY by far:
“You’re outside; put that money away!” and “Don’t touch my stash!”
It’s-like “the sin against The Holy Ghost!” “Yes! This-is-MY-precious-cash!”
“My PRECIOUS is so precious!” This-is Gollum’s* focus,
Is it the-thing that makes life living? These lives of “hocus pocus!”
(2) Then, FOOD! OMG! “I gotta eat, or-else my bod will shrivel up & I’ll blow away!”
NEVER talk about food preferences or eating habits – in any way!
Just watch people eating! They’re looking around, like someone will-see-them!
They-are-totally-silent – or talk non-stop &-our-eyes, well, they’re-locked-in-ReeE.M.**
“Don’t eat too much!!!!” “Eat the right way!” “Eat the right things,”
OR-ELSE: Gluttony! Anorexia! and Starvation-in-3rd(?)-Countries IT brings!
(3) And – THEN! (pause) THAT SUBJECT!!! “blocked” by Tumblr & Facebook!
Even “related” words – are ANATHEMA!*** Just take a look:
IF YOU USE SX – OR A N Y ANATOMICAL VERB,
OR S – D – M – or-any-“fleshly”-subjects People experience – such “perturb!”
So, if you never want-to be called “unkind” or “un-couth,”
LOOK AWAY! from SX FOOD or MONEY Yes, yes! forsooth!
LIFE IS S O SACRED?! And-these-subjects-are-taboo! Sure-to-kill!?
LUST! GLUTTONY! GREED! OMG! We’ve been taught “inherent thrill?”
About SIN (another taboo subject)! So, EAT, PRAY, LOVE! Do-an-Everything Search!
Plus, when you’re through with “living,” be sure to go to church,
And CONFESS! that you need: Fuel! an Exchange Medium! & Intimate Touch!
PRAY TO GOD, APOLOGIZING FOR BEING HUMAN! “I’m-human – too much!!”
* – a thin character in “Lord of The Rings,” also named Smeagol, a “hobbit,” or small river person! He was labeled “Gollum,” because of his guttural, throat noises, and he found a “precious” ring and started becoming very thin, afraid someone would steal his prize! Arguably, we are “torn” between lusting after something & wishing to be free of it! Oh, well! Gollum’s life was extended for eons by having “The One Ring,” and he loved & hated it, as he did himself! We are TAUGHT! to love & hate (1) intimate contact; (2) eating; and (3) money! We are fearful, controlled – and magnificent! I think we should be able to talk about anything we want – and – handle money in public! 🙂
** – When are eyes are uncontrollably “darting around!” [R. apid E. ye M. ovement!]
*** – Worthy of condemnation, sin and death!?