Wednesday, March 4, 2009

$3 Worth of God, Please

I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please;
not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep,
but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine...

I want ecstasy, not transformation;
I want the warmth of the womb, not a new birth.
I want about a pound of the Eternalin a paper sack..
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please."

by Wilbur Rees

Sadly, lots of people want just a little bit of God. They want to be able to pray once a week, at Sunday dinner. They want to be able to say, "God bless you!" and mean it, sort of like a good luck charm. They want the goodies, but not the gift. The true gift is transformational. It consumes. My God is a consuming fire. {from Janet}

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