The Bible has often been seen as a doctrinal text.
Too thick of a book
With an infinite amount of metaphors of how to be
A good person.
The very old passages have a picturesque view of God
As an ethereal Hitler.
Unfortunately, the Bible hasn’t been read closely.
If one would read between the lines
Of conspicuous horror,
One could see the manifesto of Kingdom Living
Wanting to rise out of the ashes
Wanting to go hand in hand
Into the Temple for all nations
And not the evil of a controlling supremacy.
Wanting to be delivered from Heaven on to Earth
To have Justice searched for to be served;
Mercy to be given, received, and loved;
Humble acts written not just to walk or run,
But to dance on the pages of our short,
Desperate, temporary, stories.
We have one chance in this aging realm
To have our literary vocal cords produce the goodness
God does not promote
The heinousness that flows in and out
Of the cold caves of genocide,
Poverty, and discrimination.
Reconciliation is the ceaseless draping of
Fresh water for the thirsty life forces in every place
Known and unknown to man on Earth;
But the streamline is cut off daily
Through the selfishness of constructed superior privilege.
It is all Satan
Who created these evil fabrications
And the miserable outcomes of such.
It is Satan who makes the ignorance of the outcomes
Appear so relaxing,
As if a part of God’s call to pay no attention to,
Because Satan says it shouldn’t matter to us.
The convincing, fallen angel has the accursed gift to say that
It especially doesn’t matter to us
If it is not happening to us.
You have such beautiful, clean, fair, unblemished skin
That needs to be calm with no conflict, he soothes.
You deserve all of the fresh water,
Not the inconsequential
Ugly skinned, crippled, sexually immoral, flawed, and/or undeserving
Obviously, Satan does not stand for all.
Jesus stood for all.
Not for supremacy of thieves and dishonorable hyenas
In our chaotic jungle.
Jesus stood for everybody.
Why won’t we do the same?
Gandhi said that he liked our Christ
And not our Christians
Because Christ erupted actual change
Out of his holy volcanic spout
For every underrepresented mortal
To finally be proclaimed as deserving,
To eradicate the lies the enemy has said
Of them being undeserving;
Yet the designated, advantaged individuals
Who should hear God’s call
Gandhi also said
To be the change
You wish to see in the world.
Why don’t they want effective change?
Why don’t we want change?
It is the only light,
That when ultimately presented
Shows results for everyone!
Not just ourselves!
Majority and minority must come together
To pursue the diverse Kingdom Living
We were meant to have.
We aren’t meant to make the faulty sacrifices
Of lambs and firstborns,
We are to seek justice,
And walk humbly!
What is so doctrinal about that?