Playing with Power

Cold scaly skin slithering through the grass
Out to borrow warmth and consume prey
A woman is in the distance
Free and unaware
Her liberty is powerful
The snake is also a beautiful creation
Just as beautiful as she
She should have to work for her provisions too
She should come to know her truth and my truth
And her limitations
It’s not fair if she doesn’t
She’s too powerful if she doesn’t
She must be reigned in
She must be controlled
Then I can have a chance of ruling
My way is better anyway
Does my insatiable self righteousness starve both you and me?
Come let us prey


I’m a Christian. As such, we’re taught that a lot of things are forbidden by the sometimes well intentioned but often ignorant. Well, I’m sick of it. I’m sick of being seen as the faith of exclusion. I’m sick of hearing people ostracize others out of their ignorance of the Word. As Oswald Chambers so eloquently stated “We slander God by our very eagerness to work for Him without knowing Him.” He loves us without restraint. Pure and simple. That’s the reason behind the Great Sacrifice. So we can have life and have it to the full. It’s so beautiful, it’s delicious!

As a parent, I can somewhat understand the love He has for me. Regardless of how my kids behave, I will always love them and they will always be mine.
If we are really truthful and allow ourselves to be vulnerable with one another, we will realize we all participate in forbidden activities. Such honesty facilitates openness, forgiveness, gentleness, longsuffering, grace and mercy. Our discussion turns from chastisement to acceptance. I want to be able to show you my ugliness without fear or trepidation. And you the same. No more hiding. No more shame. No more hatred.

Love is not forbidden.