A Modest Meal

Two ripened onion blossoms

flavor the late evening feast

succulent

 

Turning in well oiled hands

a chef who loves his work

an edible orchestra, complex rhythms

hands at work

light misty sweat

 

The fruit dances

upon his palette

knowledge meets action entangles passion

 

A red wine

a late harvest

abundance in a fevered pitch

like a fiesta

 

the meal overpowering

the consumed consumes the served

nothing left

but sleep, peace

contentment

How Lordship Changes Everything

Jesus is the image of the invisible God. This is not merely a matter of Jesus’ features; the size of His nose or the color of His hair. It has to do with how Jesus conducted Himself. How did He act? What did He do throughout the Gospels? How did he respond to the Father? Jesus came to show men how to live in relation to God. He bore the image of God with His life, so that we would know how to bear the image of God with our lives. Jesus’ Lordship is unlike any kingly conduct in all of scripture. We look at Jesus’ life and truly know that God is love (1 John 4:8), because greater love knows no one than this; that someone lays down his life for his friends (John 15:13). Love involves more than one person. A lover must have a beloved. Without another person there is no love. Monads like Allah cannot love because there is nothing to direct their love toward. Monads like Allah are sterile, distant, impersonal tyrants. Continue reading “How Lordship Changes Everything”