Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A New Millennium

In the 20th Century we stopped believing in what we mistakenly call God
      --our Santa Clause in the sky.
We had manufactured our own image of a fabricated deity
      --then, tiring of it, discarded the essence with the fantasy.

We became the existentialists who proclaimed
      defiant strength to embrace our aloneness.
With Nietzsche we tried to shape superman
      to march out and conquer the void,
            Armed with
                  Machiavelli’s politics
                  Adam Smith’s wealth
                  Ann Rand’s selfishness
                  and Hollywood’s morals
            We set out to build a brave new world
                  ...and got lost along the way.

Is God?
The question cannot be answered!
Yet whether or not there exists a cogent being of Spirit,
The God-concept embodies all goodness and truth
      which we need to make life worth living.

When we stopped believing in God
      we turned away from
      values, purpose, meaning –
      all that we most need
      to become fully human.

In this new millennium, where is modern man to look
to avoid constructing another illusionary god?
A  bigger god, God of the Universe
Can we learn to embrace Mystery and not demand an image?

                             --I AM, Life IS--

The Wisdom literature of all peoples contain words that search the dark
     ‘In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God’.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect.
    Joseph Campbell came along just when I needed him most.
    Now, along comes Barbara Sabonis-Chaffee expressing beautifully in words what has been rolling around in mind for some time.
    Timing is everything.