I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Friday, May 14, 2010

"The Sin Error" -- A Poem by David Hubbard

A dear friend of mine has a brother is a poet and sent along a couple of poems to encourage her, and she sent them on to me... this is the one that came today.  You will find his email address at the end of the poem if you wish to email him about his "creative ministry." 


By David Hubbard
May 14, 2010

Sin is, as they all tell us, all the bad things that we do,
You know, murder, theft, adultery, telling stories that aren’t true.

Let me break this to you.  Don’t be shocked, because it’s fact.
Sin is separation from our god, not a word for how we act.

(To be one with the power of all life, that’s deep within.)
To be a self, and ego, like we are.  Can that be sin?

Then what’s so bad about it? We’re individuals of choice.
We choose, or not, to go to church and follow Jesus’ voice.

We may choose to find our god some other way and find
That every single pathway is corrupted by the mind.

The people that don’t “get it” lead all of us astray
Like blind and hungry shepherds, they draw us far away.

From the place, the masters tell us, we find oneness with our god,
To a place of guilt, for stumbling.  Don’t you find it kind of odd?

The very thing that keeps us from the oneness that’s the goal,
Is exactly where they lead us, far away from the great soul.

The greatest preacher ever, “died to self” each single day,
Yet we all choose to be a self (that’s wise and knows the way)

But if they know the way to God, the timeless source of truth,
Why then, do we have to die to find eternal youth?

If  God is life and love and truth and the source of joy we crave,
Then why would our salvation be found only in the grave?

Perhaps we are mistaken. To die to “I, myself and me,”
Like Paul said, may bring us happiness, home to God, alive and free.

If sin is separation, then I suppose we should connect.
So, “die to self” means “lose the ego.”  Wake up! in effect,

From the thoughts that make the ego.  That’s all it is, my dear.
Just a bag of self importance, made up of greed and fear.

To connect to God, we die of course, but to self and not to being,
To the little “I, myself and me” not to hearing, speech and seeing.

The message of our master, as it is with all the others,
Is that timeless life is ours to hold and all people are our brothers.

The present is the present and we all get it at birth.
We are perfect pure and sacred. And of eternal worth.

davidhubbard at telus.net
(please note that to contact David by email, you must pull the address together and substitute @ for the word "at"-- I wrote it thus to ensure human email users and not spammy robots ~Cynthia)

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